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October 22, 2012

Knee bruise limits Charlotte Bobcats forward Byron Mullens in practice

Charlotte Bobcats power forward Byron Mullens was held out of contact drills at practice Monday due to continued swelling in his right knee.

                Mullens sat out Saturday’s preseason loss to the Detroit Pistons with the same injury. It happened in practice Friday, in a collision with teammate Bismack Biyombo.

“Biz hurt me – he’s taking people out,’’ Mullens joked after practice.  “It was a knee-to-knee thing (causing) a little bone bruise. Got a little swelling going on.’’

The Bobcats don’t consider the injury serious, but it’s unclear whether Mullens will be cleared to play in Tuesday’s exhibition against the Miami Heat in Raleigh. Mullens has been the Bobcats’ second-leading scorer this preseason at 15.8 points and started the first four exhibitions of the preseason.

“I tried to go today and it was still a little tight, so I’m taking it a little easy right now,’’ Mullens said.  “There’s no rush to get back. Just trying to get back to 100 percent.’’

Posted by Observer Sports on October 22, 2012 at 01:38 PM | Permalink


Get a veteran power forward or the season is totally over

Posted by: Ironman | Oct 23, 2012 2:57:00 AM

^^^ the season was over last year. we KNOW it's going to be a 20 win season at best. which means another top 5 draft pick. which could be franchise changing if we get the right guy.

hope mullens is good to go though because his development is a huge part of our future. saw the nba tv bobcats team special last night and man they knew NOTHING about our odd parts of the roster. Nothing about henderson, nothing about mullens, nothing about biyombo. can't believe they pay sam mitchell and bill laimbeer to cover teams they don't know anything about and they don't even do their homework.

said we had "no front court scorers at all"

could of gotten steve smith and dennis scott to tell something of actual merit.

Posted by: charlottean | Oct 23, 2012 9:39:40 AM

Thanks for the heads up won't even watch it, for I will just get irritated.

Classic no homework on Charlotte teams. Someone the other day was asked about Panthers problems and they brought up Defense and special teams. Cannot remember now who just SMH and walked away.

Posted by: David Stern has to go!! | Oct 23, 2012 5:11:56 PM

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