Zeller scored 11 points (4-7 FG, 3-3 FT) to go with 11 rebounds and three assists over 23 minutes in a 117-95 victory over the Pacers on Wednesday. Zeller made good on his return to Indiana, as the former Hoosier required only 23 minutes to record a double-double. Coach Steve Clifford used the lopsided game as an opportunity to give rookie Frank Kaminsky additional minutes down the stretch -- Kaminsky played 30 minutes for the first time since Jan. 20 -- but it seems Zeller has a firm grasp on the starting role over Kaminsky and Spencer Hawes.
Zeller (shoulder) has been cleared to return Wednesday against the Cavaliers. Zeller was initially listed as questionable, but after being evaluated at shootaround, he's been given the green light to return following a string of six consecutive absences. Zeller may be limited in his first game back, but he'll likely reclaim the starting center spot from Spencer Hawes.
Zeller (shoulder) is considered questionable to play Wednesday against Cleveland. Zeller has missed the last six games with a right shoulder strain, but he looks to be nearing a return. The Hornets have not commented on Zeller's progress since ruling him out for a week on Jan. 23, but the assumption is that he'll have a chance to return Wednesday, depending upon how the shoulder feels at shootaround. A more defintiive update should be available Wednesday morning.
Zeller will miss at least the next week due to a sprained ligament in his left shoulder, the Hornets' official site reports. Already missing his second game in a row due to the injury Saturday, the extent was confirmed via MRI. Zeller will be evaluated in a week to determine the next course of action, but the ailment is within the same shoulder that endured a torn rotator cuff last April, which kept him out of shooting drills until July.
Zeller (shoulder) will not play Saturday versus the Knicks, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports. Zeller will miss his second consecutive game due to a right shoulder strain Saturday. He sustained the injury in Wednesday's loss to the Thunder. Spencer Hawes filled in for him in the starting lineup Friday, and will likely do so again Saturday. He and Frank Kaminsky should see increased roles in Zeller's absence.
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