Roy Hibbert Injury: Updates on Hornets Center’s Knee and Return

October 29th, 2016 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »
Charlotte Hornets center Roy Hibbert is dealing with a sore right knee that has kept him out of the lineup. It is uncertain when he will return to action.

Continue for updates.

Latest on Hibbert's Practice Status Monday, Oct. 31 Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reported Hibbert did not take part in Monday's practice session.

Hibbert Has Struggled During Hornets Tenure In his first season with the Hornets, Hibbert's coming off an anonymous season with the Los Angeles Lakers. He averaged a career-low 5.9 points and 4.9 rebounds per game, with the Lakers rarely involving him in the offense.

With the team's porous perimeter defense making it impossible for Hibbert to anchor an elite unit, it was an all-around struggle.

Hornets coach Steve Clifford talked about Hibbert's struggles, per Bonnell:

I think he would tell you he's lost his way a little here or there. But [Hornets associate head coach Patrick Ewing] can help him a great deal, and he can get back to [being] that guy. He was the premier rim protector in this league. He wasn’t just good. He did it against great competitio ...

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