Oct 30, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Charlotte Bobcats small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) brings the ball up the court during the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist diagnosed with plantar fasciitis

While it hasn’t been a completely disappointing season for the Charlotte Bobcats so far, who sit at 7-9, things could quickly be going south thanks to the recent injury to swingman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist who has been diagnosed with plantar fascitis.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: Plantar fasciitis in his right foot. #bobcats coach Steve Clifford called him”highly questionable” vs. Bucks.

The second overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft hasn’t been spectacular for the Bobcats, though has been solid, especially late as he’s averaging nearly 10 points a 5.5 rebounds in just 17 minutes a game – very respectable numbers.

Kidd-Gilchrist is expected to play through the very painful injury, though, as we’ve seen many times before that often leads to further injury or the player eventually being forced out of action due to pain.

There’s not a lot that can be done for plantar fascitis. Some players opt for shockwave treatment (which doesn’t help that much) while others simply take time off. Either way, tough news for MKG and the Bobcats, even if the young talent attempts to play through the injury.

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