LEXINGTON - Kentucky sophomore center Jared Carter, who missed the first five games of the season with a dislocated right shoulder, re-injured that shoulder at a Thursday morning practice and will undergo season-ending surgery.
His recovery is expected to take six months and UK plans to seek a medical redshirt for the 7-foot-2 Carter, who is averaging only 2.3 rebounds and .3 points per game this year. He's played only 20 minutes in three games.
Carter originally dislocated his shoulder in mid-November. During five-on-five drills Thursday, Carter's shoulder was dislocated again while he battled for a rebound.
"I'm disappointed for Jared, because I know how hard he's worked,," UK coach Tubby Smith said. "But this will allow him plenty of time to heal from the surgery and strengthen those muscles before next season."