CHICAGO - Chicago Bulls guard Coby White had surgery Thursday on his left shoulder after injuring it over the weekend.
The team said White was hurt "while engaged in basketball activities away from the team" and will be reevaluated in four months, throwing into question his status for training camp and the season opener.
White averaged 15.1 points and 4.8 assists while starting 54 of the 69 games he played in last season — his second in the NBA. He started his final 18 games and averaged 17.6 points and 5.9 assists while making about 40% of his 3-pointers. His decision-making also was better during that stretch.
The Bulls finished 11th in the Eastern Conference at 31-41, two games behind Charlotte for the final tournament play-in spot and out of the postseason for the fourth straight year.
The NBA told teams Thursday that it intends to return to a normal schedule next season, with training camps opening in late September and the regular season set to begin on Oct. 19.