Al Jefferson

#25 C / Charlotte Hornets / EXP: 11YRS Height: 6-10 Weight: 289 lb Age: 31 College: No College

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INJURY ALERT: Out | Knee | Out until at least Feb 15
  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Hornets' Al Jefferson: Undergoes surgery, out six weeks

    Jefferson (knee) underwent successful surgery Thursday morning to repair a torn meniscus. Jefferson is expected to miss roughly six weeks. An MRI on Wednesday revealed the injury, which will likely keep Jefferson out until around the All-Star break. It's a major loss for the Hornets, though Jefferson's numbers are down this season, and the team has found success in changing its style to incorporate more shooters on the floor. As a result, new addition Nic Batum is enjoying a resurgent season, while Marvin Williams, Jeremy Lamb and Jeremy Lin have all rounded into strong rotational pieces. Jefferson's absence will likely result in increased minutes for Williams at power forward, while both Cody Zeller and Frank Kaminsky should see boosts in playing time as well.

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    Hornets' Al Jefferson: Will undergo knee surgery

    Jefferson will undergo knee surgery Thursday and is expected to be out six weeks. Jefferson underwent an MRI Wednesday that revealed the extent of his right knee injury, and he is facing an absence that could keep him off the floor until beyond the All-Star break. Cody Zeller will start at center in Jefferson's place Wednesday and figures to have another extended stint in the starting lineup.

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    Hornets' Al Jefferson: Ruled out Wednesday

    Jefferson (knee) will not play Wednesday night against the Clippers. Jefferson is battling some soreness in his right knee, and after being evaluated by the team's medical staff, he'll be held out Wednesday night, joining Jeremy Lin (ankle) and Spencer Hawes (back) in street clothes. In Jefferson's absence, Cody Zeller and Frank Kaminksy should each see an uptick in minutes.

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    Hornets' Al Jefferson: Questionable to play Wednesday

    Jefferson is dealing with soreness in his right knee and is considered questionable for Wednesday's game against the Clippers. Jefferson has been plagued throughout December by a calf injury along with a five game suspension, but the sore knee doesn't appear to be a serious issue. The Hornets may elect to keep him out of the lineup Wednesday, or at least limit his minutes in order to ease him back into action and prevent any setbacks. If Jefferson's unable to go, expect Cody Zeller and Frank Kaminsky to play key roles in the frontcourt.

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    Hornets' Al Jefferson: Will come off bench in his return

    Jefferson (suspension) will come off the bench in his return from a five game suspension. Jefferson has missed Charlotte's previous 11 games due to a calf injury, and then a suspension. Having not played since Nov. 29, it makes sense that the Hornets want to ease him back into action. Cody Zeller will remain starting in his place Saturday, but expect Jefferson to be back in his usual starting role sooner than later. It is unclear what type of minutes he will see right away, so it may be smart to avoid him in DFS until his current role is made more clear.

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    Hornets' Al Jefferson: Suspension over, likely to start Saturday

    Jefferson has completed his five-game suspension and is eligible to return to the court for Saturday's game against the Grizzlies. Jefferson's absence has actually extended back to Nov. 29, as he suffered a left calf strain that sidelined him for over two weeks before the suspension for a violation of the NBA's drug policy was implemented. During Jefferson's 11-game absence, the Hornets went 5-6 and should benefit from the return of their top post scorer, who is expected to immediately reclaim his starting spot at center. With Jefferson back in the fold, the likes of Cody Zeller and Frank Kaminsky appear most at risk of losing playing time.

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    Hornets' Al Jefferson: To begin serving suspension

    Jefferson will begin serving his five-game suspension Wednesday night against Orlando. Jefferson had been rehabbing a calf issue, but after being medically cleared to play, he'll receive an "active" designation, meaning he can begin serving the five-game ban. Assuming the Hornets keep him active for the next four games, he'll be eligible to return Dec. 26 against the Grizzlies.

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    Hornets' Al Jefferson: Practices Tuesday

    Jefferson (calf/suspension) practiced for the second straight day Tuesday, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports. After two consecutive days of full practice work, Jefferson will likely begin serving his five-game suspension Wednesday night when the Hornets take on the Magic. Assuming that's the case, Jefferson would subsequently sit out Thursday (Toronto), Saturday (Washington). Monday (Houston) and next Wednesday (Boston) before being eligible to return Dec. 26 when Charlotte plays host to Memphis. In the meantime, expect Cody Zeller to continue to start in his place, while Frank Kaminsky and Spencer Hawes pick up some extra run off the bench.

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    Hornets' Al Jefferson: Returns to practice

    Jefferson (calf/suspension) returned to practice Monday, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports. Jefferson has been sidelined since the end of November with a calf injury, and he was slapped with a five-game suspension for violating the league's anti-drug policy last week. Per NBA rules, Jefferson cannot begin serving the suspension until he returns to "active" status, so participating in Monday's practice is certainly a step in the right direction. Per coach Steve Clifford, Jefferson will continue to practice with the team throughout the duration of the suspension, but at this point it's unclear exactly when he'll begin serving the ban.

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    Hornets' Al Jefferson: Suspended five games

    Jefferson has been suspended five games for violating the NBA's anti-drug policy, Doug Smith of the Toronto Star reports. "We are disappointed in Al's decisions that led to this suspension," the Hornets organization said in a statement Wednesday. "As an organization, we do not condone this behavior. We have addressed this with Al. He is regretful and understands that we expect him to learn from this mistake." Jefferson is currently out with a calf injury, so he will not be able to begin serving the suspension until he returns to active status. At this point, it's unclear exactly when that will be, so Jefferson is likely to miss more than five games given the combination of the injury and suspension. Cody Zeller is expected to continue to start in his place, with Frank Kaminsky and Spencer Hawes both in position to see increased run off the bench.

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