The Charlotte Hornets announced Tuesday night that center Al Jefferson will be sidelined for a minimum of four weeks, as he recovers from a strained adductor muscle in his left groin.

Through 32 games so far this season, Jefferson has posted averages of 18 points and 8.2 rebounds.

From the press release:

Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson has been diagnosed with a strain of an adductor muscle in his left groin. Jefferson, who underwent a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) earlier (Tuesday), is expected to miss a minimum of four weeks.

 

In 32 games this season, Jefferson leads the team in scoring and rebounding with averages of 18.0 points (25th in the NBA) and 8.2 rebounds (T-17th in the NBA) in 32.2 minutes per game. The 6-10 center has scored in double figures in 28 of 32 games this season and has a team-leading 10 double-doubles along with a team-best 14 games of 20-plus points scored. He scored a season-high 34 points on Nov. 7 in the Hornets win vs. Atlanta.