Sixers forward Elton Brand is out for the season and will have shoulder surgery as early as Monday, a team source confirmed for the Daily News.
Brand dislocated his right shoulder on Dec. 17 when he spilled to the floor awkwardly after being upended by Milwaukee's Luc Mbah a Moute. Surgery will be performed by Dr. Craig Morgan, Brand's personal orthopedic surgeon. Morgan did the surgery to repair Brand's torn Achilles' tendon that kept him out almost all of last season.
Brand signed a 5-year, $80 million contract on July 9. In 29 games, the 6-9 forward averaged 13.8 points and 8.8 rebounds. Tonight's game against the Pacers will be the 17th he has missed.
The story was first reported by Comcast SportsNet.*