Bobcats’ Henderson out 2-4 weeks with foot injury

Henderson played in 55 of 66 games for the Bobcats during the 2011-12 season.

(SportsData) – The Charlotte Bobcats announced Tuesday that guard Gerald Henderson could miss approximately 2-4 weeks after further examination on his left foot confirmed the mid-foot sprain he suffered Nov. 3 at Dallas.

“I was actually relieved a little bit, just because it had potential to be worse, with where the injury was,” Henderson said Tuesday. “So, 2-4 weeks is manageable.”

Through two games, Henderson is averaging 12.5 points, 3.0 steals, 2.5 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 28 minutes. The 2009 No. 1 draft pick from Duke was the team’s leading scorer last year with 15.1 points per game. He also led the Bobcats in minutes per game (33) and was fourth with 4.1 rebounds per contest.

“I feel like I’m a huge part of what we’re doing, but injury is a part of this game, part of the NBA,” Henderson continued. “Somebody goes down, somebody has to step up.”

Rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Ramon Sessions and Ben Gordon should each see a boost in minutes, with either Sessions or Gordon sliding into the starting two-spot.


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