Bulls big man Wendell Carter Jr. will have surgery to repair core muscle injury

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Wendell Carter Jr. was having an impressive rookie season — 10.3 points and 7 rebounds a night, playing solid defense, overall looking like a good draft pick by the Bulls — when his season was cut short by a thumb injury that ultimately required surgery.

Now Carter is reportedly going to have another surgery, although this one is fairly minor.


A “core muscle injury” is what we used to call a sports hernia, except medically it’s not actually a hernia, so team doctors stopped calling it that.

The point is it’s not a major injury and it should not impact the promising young player going into next season.