Bulls' Carter slated for surgery on core muscle

Chicago Bulls center Wendell Carter Jr. will undergo a procedure on July 9 to repair a core muscle injury, the team announced Wednesday.

Carter will not play in summer league, but the Bulls said he is expected to be ready for training camp.

The No. 7 overall pick in 2018, Carter was limited to 44 games in his rookie season after undergoing thumb surgery in January. He averaged 10.3 points and 7.0 rebounds in 25.2 minutes per game.

The core muscle procedure will be performed by Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia, the team said.