Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has been a budding star for the Charlotte Hornets next to Kemba Walker. Kidd-Gilchrist has displayed a lot of promise the past two years and the Hornets look to build off their young talent. This comes as a shocking blow to an already struggling franchise. Michael Jordan will have to swallow this one as the Hornets fans will start to panic.
The injury is said to be a torn labrum and the recovery is six months. Even if MKG makes his time table, the rehab process will be hard and they would not want to risk their young star. Adrian Wojnarowski reported the news earlier today:
Charlotte's Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will need shoulder surgery and be sidelined six months, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) October 5, 2015
With Kidd-Gilchrist likely out for the season, it will be interesting to see what combination of Marvin Williams and PJ Hairston the Hornets use to fill the void of their starting forward. The Hornets don’t look like they are in great shape to make a splash this year, considering Lance Stephenson is now in Los Angeles. Tough blow for Hornets’ fans, but with every dark night, there’s a brighter day.