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Eduardo Najera Frontal Lobe Surgery, Done For Season


(SB Nation, Scott Schroeder) The Charlotte Bobcats aren't exactly playing for anything meaningful, considering the team has picked up victories in just seven of its 54 games this season. It hasn't been a good season for professional basketball fans in North Carolina; with Eduardo Najera's head injury over the weekend, it looks like it may have gotten worse.

Najera had successful surgery to fix the fractured frontal lobe in his forehead on Saturday, according to a press release on the team's website, but he is expected to miss the remainder of the season. Those are pretty severe consequences considering the inadvertent elbow he took didn't seem to be that severe upon first glance.

The 35-year-old Najera has played 11 years in the NBA, the majority of which came with the Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets. He scored 58 points and grabbed 50 rebounds in 22 appearances off the bench for the Bobcats this season.

[Note by SB Nation NBA News, 04/09/12 1:22 AM EDT ]

Point guard D.J. Augustin, who's been in and out with injuries this season has been sidelined tonight as tendinitis remains in his right knee, Rick Bonnell reports. Coach Silas has said that he thinks the injury has been a major factor impacting the recently struggling Augustin. Rookie Kemba Walker had supplanted a semi-healthy Augustin a game before Augustin sat for a more extended period of time.