Milwaukee Bucks point guard Michael Carter-Williams will miss the remainder of the season as he requires hip surgery.
Carter-Williams has been suffering from pain and discomfort in his hip since late December and tried to play through the pain. However, he has now been diagnosed with a torn acetabular labrum and will subsequently go under the knife in Colorado on Thursday.
The 24-year-old will need three months to recover, and Bucks head coach Jason Kidd is hopeful that the recovery will be a smooth one.
“That was an injury that’s been there,” Kidd told reporters. “Hopefully he can have a speedy recovery and get back on the court.”
Carter-Williams’ injury is a big blow for the Bucks as he averaged 11.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.5 steals in the 54 games he played this season.