This will definitely go down as the year of the fractured hand.
Charlotte Bobcats guard Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has joined the growing list of NBA players suffering hand injuries this season.
The Charlotte Observer is reporting that Gilchrist will be out indefinitely with a broken hand.
BREAKING: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has a broken left hand.
— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) December 4, 2013
“I looked down at my finger and it was (pointing) the wrong way,” said Kidd-Gilchrist, adding he isn’t sure just when or how he hurt himself.
“That’s a big hit,” [Bobcats coach Steve] Clifford said. “Foul trouble has limited his minutes some lately, but he’s been really good. … If you watched him from the summer to now, there’s been a lot of progress since Vegas (summer league). He can be an elite defender in this league. He’s very bright.”
Kidd-Gilchrist, 20, is averaging 9.3 points and 5.4 rebounds this season while shooting 50.8 percent from the field. The No. 2 pick in the 2012 draft, Kidd-Gilchrist was selected to the 2013 All-Rookie Second Team last season and has started 18 games for Charlotte this season.