Apr 23, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Charlotte Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson (9) drives to the basket as Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (1) defends in game two during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Charlotte Hornets guard Gerald Henderson to have wrist surgery

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Several players around the NBA are already preparing for rest and rehab as the 2013-14 season comes to a close. Gerald Henderson of the Charlotte Hornets is fresh off a playoff appearance in the Bobcats final season, where the team fell to the Miami Heat in the first round.

With the new Hornets’ era underway, Henderson will now be looking toward a few months rehabilitation as he faces wrist surgery, according to ESPN.com.

Charlotte Hornets guard Gerald Henderson underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist to remove scar tissue, the team announced Friday.

Henderson’s wrist will be immobilized for two weeks before he begins rehabilitation.

The 26 year old shooting guard has just finished his fifth season as a member of the Charlotte Bobcats after the team selecting him 12th overall in the 2009 draft.

Charlotte dealt with a number of injuries throughout the 2013-14 regular season with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist missing significant time along as well as Jeffrey Taylor, who went down early in the season with a ruptured Achilles.

With the injury woes in mind, Gerald Henderson managed to stay healthy throughout the season, starting in 77 games for Charlotte after signing a three year extension with the team last summer.

Wrist surgery should not sideline Henderson for too long and he is expected to be fully healthy when training camp arrives.

The Hornets will count on him in next season, but may look to add another scoring wing to the equation in the upcoming draft, where they have the 9th and 24th pick in the first round.


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