Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will miss six months after undergoing shoulder surgery for a torn labrum.
Kidd-Gilchrist left Charlotte’s preseason game Saturday against the Orlando Magic with a dislocated right shoulder. He was taken to the hospital after exiting the game, and the Hornets said his X-rays came back negative.
Kidd-Gilchrist signed a four-year, $52 million extension with Charlotte in August. The former No. 2 pick played in 55 games last season, averaging a career-high 10.9 points per game.
The Hornets open their regular season on Oct. 28 against the Miami Heat.
- Rohan Nadkarni