Zeller underwent another MRI on his left knee, which revealed no new concerns, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports. He plans on resuming activity after three or four weeks.
Zeller ended up only seeing action in 33 games this season due to a left knee injury, averaging 7.1 points and 5.4 rebounds in 19.0 minutes while acting as Dwight Howard's backup. It doesn't appear the injury will drag too long into the offseason, however, as he should be back working out by mid-May.
Zeller (knee) has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2017-18 season, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.
Zeller has played in a total of 33 games this season, most recently being hampered by a left knee injury that's costed him the last month of action. With just four games left on the schedule following Sunday's contest, coach Steve Clifford said there was no point in bringing Zeller back and risking further damage to the knee, so he's been shut down and will now have the offseason to make a full recovery. In his small sample size of games, Zeller finished the season with averages of 7.1 points and 5.4 rebounds across 19.0 minutes. He'll be back in Charlotte next year, with the Hornets on the hook to give Zeller $13.5 million in 2018-19. That said, Dwight Howard will also be back and figures to remain the starter at center, which should keep Zeller in a bench role.
Zeller (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the 76ers.
Zeller has been out since the start of March with a lingering left knee injury and with just four games left on the regular-season schedule following Sunday's contest, there's a chance he doesn't take the floor again this season. As a result, Willy Hernangomez should continue to see added run behind Dwight Howard at center. Look for Zeller to once again be reevaluated prior to Tuesday's matchup with the Bulls.
Zeller (knee) is out for Saturday's game against the Wizards.
As expected, Zeller will not be able to take the floor Saturday as he continues to nurse a knee injury. It was acknowledged earlier in the week that he could need several weeks of rest before the soreness and swelling dissipates, but the team will keep him listed as day-to-day for the time being. While Zeller is on the shelf, Willy Hernangomez should continue seeing reserve run at center behind starter Dwight Howard.
Zeller has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Cavaliers and acknowledged that he could need several weeks of rest before the soreness and swelling in his left knee is no longer an issue, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Zeller said he's still hopeful to play again this season, but that's looking increasingly unrealistic with the Hornets effectively out of the playoff race and the center having missed Charlotte's past nine games. The big man had initially been hopeful to return to the lineup over the weekend, but those plans were nixed after his knee swelled up again. Unless Zeller makes significant progress before Charlotte wraps up its regular season April 10, expect Willy Hernangomez to serve as the main backup to starting center Dwight Howard the rest of the way.
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