Tennessee's Andraya Carter underwent arthroscopic surgery Thursday morning to repair a labral tear in her right shoulder, said Jenny Moshak, UT's associate director of sports medicine.
Drs. Greg Mathien and Russell Betcher performed the procedure at KOC surgery center to address instability in Carter's shoulder. The 5-foot-9 women's basketball guard suffered an injury to the shoulder last year during her senior season at Buford (Ga.) High. She suffered an injury to the shoulder in three of the Lady Vols' last four games.
Carter's recovery is expected to take four to six months. Tennessee will apply for a hardship waiver for her after the season. She is expected to meet the requirements, since she played in less than 30 percent of the team's scheduled games. If the waiver is granted, she will have four years of eligibility remaining.
Carter, who is from Flowery Branch, Ga., played in all seven of Tennessee's games this season, starting the first five. She was averaging 5.3 points, 1.9 assists, 1.6 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 20.6 minutes per game.
She is not expected to travel with No. 13 Tennessee (6-1) this weekend to Texas. The Lady Vols begin a two-game road trip there against No. 18 Texas on Sunday.