Michael Carter-Williams underwent surgery to repair the labrum in his right shoulder Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, the 76ers said.
The team did not give a timetable for the point guard's recovery. The recovery time for a torn labrum usually is two to four months, depending on the severity of the injury. The labrum is a type of cartilage in the shoulder joint.
A league source said Carter-Williams, who was named NBA rookie of the year on Monday, was bothered by his shoulder during the season. The 6-foot-6, 185-pounder missed the team's 113-96 loss at Detroit on Feb. 1 because of the injury.
That was one of 12 games Carter-Williams missed this season because of injuries.
Carter-Williams decided to tough out the shoulder injury because it didn't pose any further risks.
"The health of our players is our primary concern," Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie said in a statement. "There were a number of healthy discussions between Michael, our medical team, several medical specialists, and Michael's representatives. . . . We collectively agreed that it was in Michael's best interest to move forward with the procedure now and allow for maximum recovery time."