SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah Jazz say Enes Kanter's season is over.
Kanter was injured on March 27 in a game with the Phoenix Suns. The team announced on Tuesday, the 6-foot-11 center will undergo surgery, and miss the remainder of the season.
The Jazz released the following statement:
"Following several medical consultations, it has been decided that Enes Kanter will undergo a surgical repair on his injured left shoulder. The procedure will be performed on Wednesday, April 10, in Chicago by Dr. Guido Marra. As a result, Kanter will miss the remainder of the season.
A return-to-activity timeline will be determined following the completion of the surgery.
Kanter (6-11, 248, Turkey/Kentucky) appeared in 70 games (two starts) for the Jazz in 2012-13, averaging 7.2 points and 4.3 rebounds while shooting .544 from the field in 15.4 minutes per game as the second-year center improved his averages in every major statistical category over his rookie campaign. The 20-year-old Jazzman scored in double figures 22 times, with two double-doubles, including a 23-point (10-12 FG), 22-rebound performance in a March 1 win over Charlotte.
Kanter suffered the injury at the 10:23 mark of the second quarter of the Jazz's 103-88 win over Phoenix on March 27 and has not played since. Prior to his injury, Kanter had seen action in 136 of a possible 138 games over his first two seasons with the Jazz, including all 66 games as a rookie in 2011-12. Kanter was originally selected by the Jazz in the first round (third overall selection) of the 2011 NBA draft."