The Charlotte Hornets announced Tuesday that Gerald Henderson strained his right hamstring, and is expected to sit out the next 1-2 weeks of the preseason.

Henderson could end up missing five or six of the eight exhibition games.

Per the Charlotte Observer:

Henderson missed practice Tuesday, and Hornets coach Steve Clifford said Henderson “tweaked” the hamstring and was sent for an MRI. Based on Clifford’s comments last week, Henderson and small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist are competing for the last of five starting spots, with newcomer Lance Stephenson starting at either shooting guard or small forward.

 

Henderson spoke about the importance of the preseason Monday in reference to center Al Jefferson missing six preseason exhibitions a year ago. […] “When you’re healthy and everything is going like it usually does, you don’t think about the steps you’re taking,” Henderson said. “You work out, you have the preseason and then you have games. It’s a process. You can’t skip steps.”