The surgery, said head coach Mike Rice, went well and puts him in position to return with plenty of time to get ready for next season.
"He had successful lower-leg surgery," Rice said. "It was something they felt would quicken the healing process."
Carter told reporters last week that he expected to be back on the basketball court by June.
"It's the same, maybe even earlier now that he had the surgery," Rice said on his recovery timeframe.
Rice Weighs in on Catholic Seven
The Chicago Tribune reported today that a Catholic Seven split at the end of this season is a real possibility. Traveling to Georgetown this weekend for what could be the last time, Rice discussed the emotions as a long-time fan of the conference.
"I heard a lot of reports," Rice said. "Again, I sleep, eat and drink this. This is my job. It'd an interesting time, because you're looking at kind of the last go-around of the Big East Tournament, what it can be and what it is."
"I spent my whole life skipping school and watching the [Big East tournament] as a young basketball player as a high school student, then getting a chance to coach in it."
Rutgers (13-13, 4-11) has a full week between games following the loss to Providence Saturday at the Louis Brown Athletic Center. Tipping off Saturday night from the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., defending Georgetown star Otto Porter becomes the focus for the struggling Scarlet Knights.
Porter averages 16.1 points and 7.6 rebounds per game for Georgetown this year. In the home loss against the Hoyas earlier this month, Rutgers gave up 19 and 14, including 10 straight in crunch time.