ROY Carter-Williams has shoulder surgery
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Philadelphia 76ers guard and NBA Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams has undergone successful surgery to repair the labrum of his right shoulder.
Carter had the surgery Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
Team president and general manager Sam Hinkie says Carter-Williams had the surgery now to allow for maximum recovery time.
Carter-Williams was only the third player since 1950-51 to lead all rookies in scoring (16.7), rebounding (6.3) and assists (6.2), joining Oscar Robertson (1960-61) and Alvan Adams (1975-76).
Allen Iverson is the only other player in Sixers history to win the rookie award.