The Charlotte Hornets are currently the 14th team in the East with a rough 10-28 record.
Despite their young talent and the premise of their lead star, LaMelo Ball, the Hornets are struggling.
But it’s not completely their fault: the team has suffered multiple major injuries that have made success all but impossible.
And now a new one can be added to the list.
— NBA TV (@NBATV) January 3, 2023
This is just the latest bit of bad news for the Hornets, who can’t seem to catch a break.
The season started without Ball, who sat out for weeks before finally healing and overcoming his own injury.
Just when it seemed like things were getting back on track for Charlotte, they got the news about Oubre.
He is averaging 20.2 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game, making him the second-best scorer on the team, behind only Ball.
What will the team do without him?
They will try their hardest to finally play as a unit that has its biggest stars back but they will miss Oubre.
Perhaps they can find their footing, get in better shape, and be ready to welcome him with open arms in four to six weeks when he gets back.
It’s very unlikely that the Hornets will make the playoffs this year but if they do it will be because all of the injuries will finally be put behind them and they get their entire roster back.