Milwaukee Bucks point guard Michael Carter-Williams will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip and miss the rest of the season, the team announced on Monday.
Carter-Williams has missed the team's last four games due to patella tendinitis and sat out five games at the beginning of the season with an ankle injury. He struggled after returning to the court and in November was demoted from the starting lineup in favor of Jerryd Bayless.
In 54 games this season Carter-Williams has averaged 11.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and a team-high 5.2 assists, though he's only shot 27 percent from behind the three-point line.
Williams was acquired by the Bucks last season in a three-team deal involving the Suns and Sixers in which Milwaukee sent Brandon Knight to the Suns in order to acquire Carter-Williams from Philadelphia. The team, however, was not happy with how Carter-Williams played this season and made him available prior to the trade deadline, according to multiple reports.
Carter-Williams was drafted out of Syracuse by the Sixers No. 11 overall in 2013. He was named NBA Rookie of the Year that season before being traded to Milwaukee a half-year later.