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Bobcats’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffers left hand fracture

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Charlotte Bobcats’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist waits for a free throw during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)


Bobcats forward Michael Kidd Gilchrist suffered a left hand fracture against the Mavericks on Tuesday, the team announced.

Kidd-Gilchrist left the game in the third quarter and did not return. X-rays revealed the fracture, and he will be re-evaluated on Wednesday when the club returns to Charlotte.

Paul Pierce and Anthony Davis both suffered similar injuries earlier this week, and the timetable for their respective return is expected to be anywhere from 2-6 weeks. While we don’t know the extent of Kidd-Gilchrist’s particular injury just yet, it seems like a six-week absence is in the neighborhood of what we can expect.

Kidd-Gilchrist is in his second NBA season, and is averaging 9.3 points and 5.4 rebounds in 27.2 minutes per contest.