All offseason, Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams has been rehabbing from surgery to repair a torn labrum. There hasn’t been much discussion about his rehab, but Michael spoke to 76ers reporter Tom Moore and updated his rehab from the surgery:
During a five-minute interview Sunday at the Michael Carter-Williams Basketball ProCamp, he said he hasn’t scrimmaged, though he’s shooting and working out, and his right shoulder “still gets a little tight here and there” from the May 13 surgery to repair his labrum. He estimated the shoulder is “probably 80, 85 percent.”
It’s definitely not a good sign that Carter-Williams isn’t 100 percent and hasn’t had any time this offseason to work on his game. Yes, he won Rookie of the Year, but there are areas of his game that need major improvement. Shooting is one of those areas, which is why the surgery is concerning. However, he needed it and there isn’t much that we can say about that. Hopefully the surgery helps repair something that was affecting Carter-Williams shooting in a negative way.
All we can pray is that Carter-Williams will be fully recovered by the time training camp opens. The 76ers are expecting a huge season from the Rookie of the Year, even with the surgery.