The Charlotte Hornets announced Kelly Oubre Jr. would undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his shooting hand. The procedure is set for Thursday.
The Hornets said that “updates on the procedure and his rehabilitation status will be provided when appropriate.” Oubre missed three of Charlotte’s last four games with the injury.
Sources: Hornets forward Kelly Oubre Jr. will undergo surgery on a torn ligament in his left hand and miss 4-to-6 weeks. Oubre – averaging a career high 20.2 points – suffered the injury in the first week of the season and has been playing through the pain on his shooting hand.
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The 27-year-old wing is averaging a career-high 20.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.6 steals per game on 42.1 percent shooting from the field and 30.8 percent from beyond the arc. The Hornets will also miss Gordon Hayward for their upcoming Wednesday night game against Memphis due to a hamstring injury he suffered on Monday against the Los Angeles Lakers.
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