The Sacramento Kings announced earlier this evening that reserve forward Carl Landry underwent successful surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right wrist. Landry injured his wrist in mid-January, but the severity of his injury was not known at that time.
From the Press Release, via Kings.Com –
SACRAMENTO, CA ---- Sacramento Kings forward Carl Landry underwent successful surgery this morning to repair a torn ligament in his right wrist, the team announced today. The procedure was performed by Dr. Michelle Carlson at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
Landry experienced wrist soreness during the 2014-15 season, missing five games as a result (Jan. 16 – Jan. 23). An initial evaluation at that time by Dr. Carlson indicated surgery was not necessary. When pain in the wrist persisted during the offseason, Landry underwent an MRI early this week which revealed that a procedure was required to repair the injury.
He will begin rehabilitation immediately and is expected to be out approximately four to five months.
This is Landry’s third surgery since signing with the Kings back in July of 2013, and for a team desperately trying to improve their playoff odds next season this couldn’t have come at a worse time.
Landry was notably absent from George Karl’s regular rotation in the second half of last season, and while you could point to a poor fit in Karl’s system as the reasoning, his wrist injury was probably part of it.
Landry's name has come up in numerous trade scenarios, and you'd have to think this setback will hurt the Kings ability to deal Landry and the 2 years, $13 million left on his contract if that was the direction the Kings were headed.
Get well soon, Carl.