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December 04, 2013

Broken hand will cost Charlotte Bobcat Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 4-6 weeks

            The fractured left hand Charlotte Bobcats suffered Tuesday night in Dallas will keep him out four to six weeks, the team announced Wednesday.

            The fracture is on Kidd-Gilchrist’s left ring finger. An X-ray in Charlotte Wednesday confirmed the original diagnosis, made during the Bobcats’ 89-82 road loss to the Dallas Mavericks.

            Kidd-Gilchrist said he wasn’t aware of when he suffered the fracture. He looked down at his hand during the second half and realized his finger was pointing in an unnatural angle.

            A four-week absence would cause him to miss about 13 games through the end of the year. A six-week absence would push that number out to about 20 games.

            Kidd-Gilchrist has played in (and started) 18 of the Bobcats’ 19 games this season. He missed a game last Friday against the Milwaukee Bucks with a case of plantar fasciitis in his right foot.

            The No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 draft, Kidd-Gilchrist is probably the Bobcats’ best individual defender.

            With Kidd-Gilchrist out, it’s likely Jeff Taylor will move into starting lineup. The other options at small forward are forward Anthony Tolliver and shooting guard Gerald Henderson.

Posted by Observer Sports on December 4, 2013 at 05:11 PM | Permalink

Comments

Well at least the plantar will improve, and Taylor will get the minutes that Henderson is stealing from him.

Posted by: Poppin | Dec 4, 2013 6:06:18 PM

Seriously . What difference does it make. ? The Cats have chosen to tank . It's very obvious . Henderson had Ellis playing poorly thru near the end of the 3 rd . He was scoring too . He sits early w three minutes left and doesn't return until 5 minutes to go . Sessions , Gordon and Taylor are all playing terribly . Kemba was held out too . The same thing happened in the Miami game . The bench sucks but gets extended minutes . Clifford can't be this stupid .

Posted by: Iron man | Dec 4, 2013 6:28:43 PM

no, i'm pretty sure he IS that stupid.

he watched sessions and gordon create a string of empty possessions and responded by pulling biz and zeller and leaving sessions and gordon out there to do it again.

and his justification for playing jeff adrien over biz was about as classic as rod higgins explaining how the dampier trade was going to get us chris paul and save us money and cast rainbows over charlotte with unicorns running down college street.

if we ARE tanking? we're doing a bad job of that, also. there are teams actively trying to do better than we are and failing.

simultaneously, we aren't anywhere near as good as dallas or miami right now.

MKG going down should not mean more gordon, or sessions, or tolliver. it should mean more walker, more henderson, more taylor, and maybe even some mcroberts or zeller playing the 3 against teams like golden state, toronto and orlando where they can match up.

this dude playing guys on one year contracts doesn't help us.

Posted by: charlottean | Dec 4, 2013 11:29:09 PM

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