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Sources: Enes Kanter out for season with shoulder injury

Published April 9, 2013 11:55 am

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Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter will miss the remainder of the season regardless of a postseason run, multiple sources confirmed to The Salt Lake Tribune. Kanter, the second-year former lottery pick, dislocated his left shoulder in the first half of a March 27 win against Phoenix when he and Suns center Hamed Haddadi both chased a loose ball onto the floor.

A timetable for Kanter's return to full strength is still unknown. The Turkish big man is in New York this week meeting with doctors as the Jazz try to determine the right course of action for the 20-year-old.

Kanter may have tipped his hand last week when he told a group of reporters that he was staying in shape "for summer."

Kanter appeared in 72 games this season, averaging 7.2 points and 4.3 rebounds in 15.4 minutes per game. He notched career highs of 23 points and 22 rebounds in a start against Charlotte on March 1.

— Bill Oram