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November 19, 2012

Charlotte Bobcats forward Tyrus Thomas to miss two months with left leg injury

    Charlotte Bobcats power forward Tyrus Thomas is expected to miss two months after a magnetic resonance imaging revealed a tear of the plantaris muscle in his left leg.

                Thomas hobbled out of Saturday’s loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. Monday’s MRI revealed the muscle tear near his calf. He also has a second-degree strain of the calf itself.

                The injury does not require surgery, but has a relatively long recovery period.

                Thomas’ injury figures to push up new Bobcat Hakim Warrick’s minutes. The Bobcats traded Matt Carroll to the New Orleans Hornets last week to acquire Warrick, adding depth at power forward. Warrick played well in his first game as a Bobcat, finishing with five points and four rebounds in 10 minutes against the Grizzlies.

Posted by Observer Sports on November 19, 2012 at 04:37 PM | Permalink


Not surprised given his legs look like tiny sticks in gigantic shoes out there. Dude needs to bulk up

Posted by: Season Ticket Holder | Nov 19, 2012 5:11:04 PM

^^^ some people can't. he's one of em.

was never worth 8 million a year, but if he had signed for 4 or 5, we wouldn't all hate seeing the guy so much. imagine if we had let new jersey have him and they had signed him AND outlaw. oh well. I still say we wait and trade him as an expiring or let him expire rather than amnesty him.

he's young enough to still get better and good enough defensively to hold some value. 8 million expiring can go a long way in the trade market.

Posted by: charlottean | Nov 19, 2012 6:30:16 PM

While his energy and hustle have picked up this season, he is still a basket case mentally. I'm always cringing when he gets the ball. Likely a brick or turnover.

Sucks he's hurt though, gotta get our money's worth while he's here.

Posted by: Ocracoma | Nov 19, 2012 6:37:11 PM


Posted by: on_and_on | Nov 19, 2012 6:38:56 PM

Amazing how some players are just injury prone....he was really adding hustle to his minutes, too. The guy has not been healthy since beginning of last season.

Posted by: eduardo | Nov 19, 2012 6:48:22 PM

If he's so bad why did MJ agree to pay him $26,000,000+ over this season and the next two? How did this happen?

Posted by: George Hanson | Nov 19, 2012 7:06:09 PM

I'm surprised the magnetic resonance imaging machine was able to detect a muscle on that scrawney, lazy knuckle head.

His basketball IQ is horrible. He will not be missed.

Posted by: Clay | Nov 19, 2012 7:19:44 PM

Best news all day!

Posted by: buckshot jenkins | Nov 19, 2012 8:53:34 PM

It happened becasue Larry Brown lobbied for Thomas. The Bobcats gave up a number one and then felt obligated to keep him when the Nets offered 7.5 per year. If you are paying attention, that kind of thing is not happening any more.

Posted by: James | Nov 19, 2012 8:58:19 PM

^^^^Has to be the best part about the Cho era. Much more reasoned approach overall. Does not appear that there will be any more deals like that handed out.

Posted by: Bball Expert | Nov 19, 2012 9:08:02 PM


Posted by: ttom tom | Nov 19, 2012 9:31:35 PM


Posted by: ttom tom | Nov 19, 2012 9:33:52 PM

Nice work MJ. Cho, Dunlap, MKG, Kemba, Mullens, Taylor, Warrick trade. A bundle of future number one picks and cap space. I love it when Alan comes together.

Posted by: Stevo | Nov 19, 2012 10:14:55 PM

Wow...this trade for Hackim Warrick suddenly seems like sent from heaven...Rich Cho is a freaking genius.

Posted by: RobC | Nov 19, 2012 10:35:05 PM

TT looks better this year but folks he will never pan out it appears and at best he has moments of a solid game and other times total waste.
If we can get a superstar next year or sign some of the core like Hendo to something decent we should amnesty him in a heartbeat.

Hendo, MKG, Kemba, Mullens, and Sessions should be keeper core of team at any rationale price. Biz maybe but his contract should be cheap next go around unless he really shows something amazing before then.

Posted by: Season Ticket holder for now | Nov 20, 2012 11:07:40 AM

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