Hornets’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist undergoes surgery on groin

Hornets’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist undergoes surgery on groin
Charlotte Hornets head coach James Borrego, left, talks with Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) (Source: Chuck Burton)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist underwent a surgical procedure to address a chronic groin strain.

The team called the surgery Tuesday a success. The No. 2 pick in the 2012 NBA draft out of Kentucky is expected to make a full recovery and be available for the start of the team’s training camp in September.\

Kidd-Gilchrist was relegated to a backup role last season with the Hornets. He appeared in 64 games with starts, and averaged 6.7 points and 3.8 rebounds in 18.4 minutes per game.

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