Last night was a bad night for Charlotte Bobcat fans as last year’s first round draft pick Michael Kidd-Gilchrist went down and went down hard on his left hand. Everyone was holding their breath for positive news today, but the news that came couldn’t have been further from positive as the Charlotte Observer is reporting that the Bobcats forward has a broken hand which will keep him out of action for 4-6 weeks.
#bobcats say Michael Kidd-Gilchrist projected to miss 4 to 6 weeks with broken hand.
— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) December 4, 2013
Kidd-Gilchrist’s injury came on the heels of the same injury suffered by fellow Kentucky Wildcat and 2012 NBA Draft pick Anthony Davis. But for Bobcats fans, the injury is just another blow to a season that is already hanging on by a thread. The team is struggling to try and stay around .500 but given we’re still pretty young in this 2013 NBA season, losing their star forward isn’t as fatal as it may seem.
It’s not going to make things any easier though, but when have things ever been easy for Charlotte? Kidd-Gilcrhist’s numbers over his last 10 games haven’t been stellar by any stretch, but not having him on the court at all isn’t going to help matters. In his absence, Jeff Taylor and Anthony Tolliver all be picking up minutes in an effort to keep this season from being another lost one for the Bobcats.