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Nicolas Batum returns to Hornets after ‘scary period’ of migraines

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Charlotte Hornets guard Nicolas Batum (5) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)


Nicolas Batum was reportedly battling “excruciating” migraines that caused a “a scary period” for the Hornets forward.

Good news: Batum returned to play over the weekend.

Batum, via David Scott of The Charlotte Observer:

“I was scared, worried,” Batum said Saturday after the Hornets guard scored eight points and grabbed 10 rebounds in his return, a 98-93 victory against the Washington Wizards at Spectrum Center. “I couldn’t think. I couldn’t eat or drink anything. It took me out of everything.”

The migraine came on March 12, the morning after the Hornets had played an overtime game against the New Orleans Pelicans.

“I couldn’t move,” Batum said.

Batum has helped Charlotte to wins over the Wizards and Hawks since his return. It’s probably too late for the Hornets – three games and three teams out of playoff position – to reach the postseason, but Batum boosts whatever small chance they have.

More importantly, he sounds healthy after that nerve-racking period.