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One day after his first full-court scrimmaging of the preseason, Charlotte Hornets point guard Michael Carter-Williams experienced knee pain Monday, and was held out of scrimmages.
Rick Bonnell: .@hornets coach Steve Clifford says no way Michael Carter-Williams (knee soreness) will be ready for season-opener.
The real concern is backup Michael Carter-Williams, the Hornets’ primary free-agent signing over the summer. Carter-Williams had platelet-rich plasma (PRP) procedures on both knees over the summer to address patella tears and reduce pain. Carter-Williams was cleared for on-court activity about two weeks ago, but he isn’t cleared for contact drills, as camp opens Tuesday morning at Spectrum Center. Carter-Williams is an important part of the Hornets’ remade second unit, and coach Steve Clifford said he doesn’t have a time projection on when Carter-Williams will be fully cleared. “I’ve had a lot of good days and a few bad days,” said Carter-Williams, who signed a one-season, $2.7 million contract in July. “Now it’s just about me putting a lot of load on them, and seeing how I feel the next day.
KC Johnson: MCW is back. Morrow, Canaan inactives.
Mike McGraw: Hoiberg said he expects SF Paul Zipser (ankle) to play tonight; will be first time since 2/8 at Golden State. MCW won’t play. #Bulls
Vincent Goodwill: Michael Carter-Williams out for the Bulls with patellar tendinitis, Zipser is out with ankle tendinitis and Cameron Payne is available
Chicago Bulls guard Michael Carter-Williams expects to play on Monday against the Indiana Pacers after missing the last two months because of left knee and left wrist injuries. Carter-Williams will meet with team doctors on Monday and if he is cleared, he will play. “That’s the plan, I believe,” Carter-Williams said before Sunday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs. “So hopefully we follow through with that.”
KC Johnson: Fred Hoiberg said Michael Carter-Williams has important doctor visit Friday. Hopeful he’s back next week.
Hoiberg didn’t sound overly concerned that Carter-Williams would have to miss more time because of the latest setback. “I don’t know if it was one thing that caused the progress to stall,” Hoiberg said. “He’s been doing great, his knee feels really good right now. He’s back doing full activity on the floor as far as running in a straight line and his activity level we’ll continue to ramp up as far as working on his legs. That’s the good thing about being that it’s not his dominant hand. So he’ll still be able to get out and shoot with his right hand, get out and shoot, and continue to increase his workload with his legs. He’ll be able to stay in pretty good shape, so when that thing is completely healed, he’ll be able to get back on the floor for us.”
Nick Friedell: Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg said after Thursday’s practice that Michael Carter-Williams was sent back to Chicago on Wednesday to have an MRI and a CT scan on his left wrist. The Bulls will have an update on MCW’s status on Friday.
According to Carter-Williams, it’s looking more like, “that four or maybe four-and-a-half week’’ period, as the 25-year-old said on Tuesday that he’s looking to return next week as long as there are no setbacks.
Earlier this morning, Michael Carter-Williams underwent an MRI on his left knee and left wrist. The results of the MRI showed that he sustained a bone bruise with no ligament damage to his knee, as well as a left wrist sprain. His recovery time is estimated to be between four and six weeks.
Chicago Bulls guard Michael Carter-Williams is expected to miss the next three to four weeks after suffering a bone bruise to his left knee during Monday’s victory against the Brooklyn Nets, a source close to the situation told ESPN. Carter-Williams, who was acquired in the preseason from the Milwaukee Bucks in a trade for Tony Snell, went down clutching his knee during the second quarter Monday after attempting to block Sean Kilpatrick’s shot.
Nick Friedell: Bulls are awaiting MRI results on Michael Carter-Williams’ sprained left knee. Doug McDermott is in the league’s concussion protocol — but Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg is hopeful McDermott will be able to play Wednesday vs. Boston.
KC Johnson: Hoiberg said Carter-Williams has a sprained left knee, will get MRI tomorrow.
Nick Friedell: Bulls PR says Michael Carter-Williams has a left knee injury and will not return to tonight’s game. es.pn/2egy3lP
Marc J. Spears: Bucks’ Michael Carter-Williams injured his left hip 12/9 vs LAC and continued playing before decision for season-ending surgery, source said
Michael Carter-Williams: Wish my teammates the best of luck for the rest of the season! Thank you for the support from the fans, my coaches and my teammates.
Jon Krawczynski: On the MCW injury: AP Source says he’s had some discomfort since late Dec., hoped to finish season. But docs advised surgery now. Carter-Williams thought he could play through it and tried to. But it got to the point this week that required the injury to be addressed.
Milwaukee Bucks guard Michael Carter-Williams will undergo season-ending surgery on Thursday (Mar. 10) to repair the torn labrum in his left hip, General Manager John Hammond announced today. Surgery will be performed by Dr. Marc Philippon at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado. Recovery time for Carter-Williams is expected to be three months.
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Nick Friedell: Jordan Bell tried to walk off the floor with the help of trainers and couldn’t do it. He is in a lot of pain. His teammates came to the floor to check on him. Got some well wishes from the Bulls as well as he passed their bench on the way back to the locker room.
The Vertical: The Hornets have broken their franchise record for points in a half with 77. Charlotte is shooting 31-48 (64.6%) from the field and the Hornets are 7-14 from behind the arc [against the Washington Wizards] 😮
The Vertical: “People are going to lose their cool in the heat of the moment, but I think they need the ability to step back and say, ‘We’re all part of the same NBA family, this is a great league and we need to support each other.'” — Adam Silver on the tension between players and referees