On the night that Kemba Walker returned from a knee injury, Hornets center Al Jefferson went to the locker room in the third quarter with a right calf injury. After the game, coach Steve Clifford relayed the ominous news that Jefferson felt a “pop” in his leg. Per the AP:
Just as Charlotte was getting one star player back, another left with an injury.
Kemba Walker had six points in 16 minutes off the bench after missing 18 games following knee surgery, but Charlotte lost center Al Jefferson to a strained right calf late in the third quarter. Jefferson will be evaluated on a day-by-day basis.
“He heard something pop, so that’s obviously concerning,” Hornets coach Steve Clifford said.