Title















Site Registration | FInd a Copy | Event Calendar | Site Map | Search the Site
The Voice of the Black Community

Sports

Bobcats' Taylor out for season
Small forward ruptured Achilles vs. Detroit
 
Published Saturday, December 21, 2013 7:09 pm
by The Associated Press

Charlotte Bobcats small forward Jeffery Taylor will miss the rest of the season because of a ruptured right Achilles tendon.

Coach Steve Clifford said he's not sure if the tendon is completely or partially torn and won't know Taylor's recovery time until after he has surgery. However, a torn Achilles tendon typically involves between four to six months of rehabilitation.

"It's unfortunate for him, especially, but also for the team," Clifford said before Saturday night's game against the Utah Jazz. "Sports are like any other business, it starts with people — and he's a great person."

Taylor, a native of Sweden, was injured in the first half of Friday night's game against the Detroit Pistons.

Taylor had stepped into a starting role after Michael Kidd-Gilchrist broke his hand. He averaged 8.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 26 games. Kidd-Gilchrist will be evaluated again on Dec. 27.

Anthony Tolliver was listed as the starter for Saturday night's game for the Bobcats (13-14).

"We'll got by matchups," Clifford said. "Tonight they are bigger so we will start Anthony Tolliver and then we will just take it game by game."

The team recently signed Chris Douglas-Roberts to give it another option at small forward. Clifford said Gerald Henderson could also see time at the three spot.

 

Comments

Leave a Comment


Send this page to a friend

Upcoming Events

read all
15

Blue Man Group

This group of silent blue men is best known for

17

Women in the Winner's Circle

Danica Patrick is far from the only female

17

Alive After Five

Kick off the weekend every Thursday in style with

Latest News

read all

Lights, colors and sounds in ‘Van Gogh Alive’

Masterpieces come to life at Discovery Place

Religion, spirituality influence health

New study sheds light on link between religion, habits and health

Focused on the future

Marketing region to world is priority