Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist could miss the start of the regular season after dislocating his right shoulder during Charlotte’s preseason win last night. More info, from the Charlotte Observer:
Charlotte Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has suffered a dislocated right shoulder, which could cost him several weeks and the start of the regular season.
Kidd-Gilchrist spent the night in Orlando, Fla., Saturday after hitting the court hard late in the first half of a 106-100 preseason victory over the Magic. He was fouled on the play by Magic forward Tobias Harris.
Kidd-Gilchrist was transported to Florida Hospital South for X-rays, that were negative. The Hornets announced Kidd-Gilchrist’s injury is a dislocation. He is scheduled to fly back to Charlotte and be re-evaluated by doctors on Monday.
The Hornets didn’t estimate how long Kidd-Gilchrist might be out, but typically a dislocation takes three to 12 weeks of recovery time before a patient can return to normal activity. That figures to cost Kidd-Gilchrist the rest of the preseason and quite possibly regular-season games. The Hornets’ regular season starts Oct. 28 in Miami and the first three games are versus Southeast Division rivals the Heat and Atlanta Hawks.