Sacramento Kings power forward Carl Landry underwent surgery Tuesday morning to repair a torn ligament in his right wrist, the team announced. Landry will be out four-to-five months, so he could miss the start of training camp and possibly some of the season if rehab doesn’t go well.
Landry missed five games during the regular season due to soreness in the wrist, but it was determined at that time that surgery wasn’t needed. When the soreness persisted, surgical repair became necessary.
Landry has been a huge disappointment with the Kings in his second go-round in Sacramento. After a solid season with the Golden State Warriors in 2012-13, the Kings signed the forward to a four-year, $26 million deal.
Unfortunately, Landry missed most of the 2013-14 season because of hip surgery, and he only averaged 7.2 points and 3.8 rebounds in 17.0 minutes per game this season. This deal hasn’t gone well at all for Sacramento, and this surgery is just another setback for Landry.