Sources: Hornets’ Kidd-Gilchrist to have shoulder surgery, miss rest of season

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is the Hornets' best perimeter defender. (NBAE/Getty Images)
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is the Hornets' best perimeter defender. (NBAE/Getty Images)

After suffering another torn labrum, Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will undergo shoulder surgery and will miss the remainder of the season, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Kidd-Gilchrist re-injured the shoulder Feb. 10 in a win over the Indiana Pacers after aggressively rehabbing from October shoulder surgery to return much sooner than expected.

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The Hornets' best defensive wing presence, Kidd-Gilchrist played just seven games this season, averaging 12.7 points and 6.4 rebounds.

Kidd-Gilchrist, 22, signed a four-year, $52 million contract extension in September.

Kidd-Gilchrist, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft, is viewed as a cornerstone player for the Hornets, but was limited to 62 games in 2013-14 and 55 games in 2014-15.

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