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I reported on December 5 that Kidd-Gilchrist, who hasn't appeared in a game since November 11 due to a stress fracture, would be out of the lineup until at least December 10.
Russ Owens of wcnc.com, tweeted the following update on Kidd-Gilchrist.
#Hornets head coach Steve Clifford says he expects forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to be back on the floor tomorrow against BostonRick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer added that Kidd-Gilchrist was diagnosed with a stress fracture on November 13. An MRI revealed a precursor for a stress fracture and had the reaction become a fracture, he would have missed six to eight weeks.
— Russ Owens (@RussOwensTV) December 9, 2014
The Hornets have struggled in Kidd-Gilchrist's absence and coach Steve Clifford is confident in his return tonight, although Clifford will use Kidd-Gilchrist off the bench at first.
“He had a ton of energy and played really, really well. As long as he’s not too sore (he’ll play) – to me, he looks like he’ll be fine.”Kidd-Gilchrist, in his third NBA season out of Kentucky, is averaging 9.8 points on 62.5 percent shooting and 5.5 rebounds per game this season. In 62 games last season, he averaged 7.2 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Kidd-Gilchrist has career averages of 8.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting and 5.6 rebounds per game.
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