UNSUPPORTED BROWSER
Point Forward

Bobcats lose Henderson for 2-4 weeks

Gerald Henderson Gerald Henderson is expected to miss 2-4 weeks with a mid-foot sprain. (Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

By Rob Mahoney

The Bobcats are set for a season of development and plenty of losing. This is a team without the capacity to make all that many shots, much less create them, and they're wholly unprepared to contend with NBA-caliber competition in coverage or on the glass.

That makes it all the more difficult for them to recover from injuries to prominent players -- a reality which rookie head coach Mike Dunlap must now tackle due to the absence of starting guard Gerald Henderson. According to a release from the Bobcats, Henderson will miss 2-4 weeks with a mid-foot sprain, thus leaving Dunlap to scrape from the bottom of his rotation to fill important minutes. Moving Ben Gordon or Ramon Sessions into the starting lineup to replace Henderson would be easy enough, but doesn't at all solve the problem; aside from the fact that neither Gordon nor Sessions really replicates Henderson's on-court value, making either reserve a starter only puts the Bobcats' bench at a further disadvantage.

Nevertheless, Dunlap's hands are tied. This roster lacks the capacity to save itself, and is left to simply fight through these kinds of injuries -- and the season on the whole -- as best it can. Godspeed, young Bobcats. May the stars align to grant you a spare win or two during this trying time.

More Point Forward

Close

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 4 easy steps:

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Bookmarks.
  3. Select Bookmark manager.
  4. Locate your current Sports Illustrated bookmark, click the Organize menu, then select Edit. You can now easily update the web address of your Sports Illustrated bookmark.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 2 easy steps:

  1. Click the Safari bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. This will open the Bookmarks Bar. In the Bookmarks Bar, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Address field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Click the Firefox bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Show All Bookmarks.
  3. This will open the library window. In the Library window, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Location field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.
Don't Show This Again