Charlotte Bobcats lose Jeffery Taylor for the season

Nov 2, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis (23) blocks a shot by Charlotte Bobcats shooting guard Jeffery Taylor (44) during the second half of a game at New Orleans Arena. The Pelicans defeated the Bobcats 105-84. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The Charlotte Bobcats announced today that they have lost another front-court starter, this time for the rest of the season.

Charlotte Bobcats forward Jeffery Taylor is expected to miss the remainder of the season after an MRI this morning revealed a rupture in his right Achilles tendon. Taylor suffered the injury in the first minute of last night’s game at Detroit.

Taylor is expected to meet with foot specialist Dr. Bob Anderson in the coming days to determine the next steps.

Taylor saw action in 26 games for the Bobcats this season, starting eight. He averaged 8.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 24.2 minutes.

This is the second hit the Bobcats have taken in the front court in less than a month. The team’s original starter, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his left hand during the third quarter of a game in Dallas on Dec. 3. The injury is expected to keep Kidd-Gilchrist out of the lineup for another couple weeks.

Taylor was selected by the Bobcats with the 31st overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. He appeared in 77 games as a rookie, averaging 6.1 points per game.

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