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Hornets F Marvin Williams’ MRI reveals bone bruise in left knee

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MIAMI, FL - APRIL 27:Marvin Williams #2 of the Charlotte Hornets reacts to a three pointer during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2016 NBA Playoffs against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on April 27, 2016 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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Charlotte Hornets forward Marvin Williams will be out for at least a week as he recovers from a left knee injury suffered on Nov. 25 against the New York Knicks.

The sharp-shooting power forward suffered a hyperextended left knee during an OT loss to the Knicks, 113-111, and an MRI revealed a bone bruise.

A release from the team said that the MRI did not reveal any further structural damage.

Bone bruises can be serious as they are a fracture of some of the internal layers of the bone. Williams, 30, will sit out for Saturday’s back-to-back against the Knicks and will be re-evaluated in a week.

Williams is fourth on the team in minutes played this season, meaning Frank Kaminsky, Cody Zeller, and Spencer Hawes will have to step up and fill the void left by the former No. 2 overall pick.