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.