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NEWORLEANS- Hornets big man Jason Smith will miss the remainder of the season with a torn labrum in his right shoulder, the club announced Friday.

Smith, who swings between the forward and center position, will have surgery to repair the injury early next week.

He appeared in 51 games for the Hornets this season, averaging 8.2 points and 3.6 rebounds in about 17 minutes of action per game.

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