The Charlotte Hornets have been dealing with injuries throughout training camp. Among the names of players who have missed at least one practice and/or game: Kemba Walker, Cody Zeller, Jeremy Lamb, Brian Roberts and Mike Tobey - just to name a few.
Well, it seems the team can add forward Treveon Graham to the list.
Graham gave the Hornets a scare earlier today when he had to get X-rays on his foot after, as Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer put it, "someone came down hard on his foot." Six long hours later, Bonnell would let the Twitterverse know that the worst was avoid.
X-rays negative for Treveon Graham. No fracture. Has a contusion.— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) October 14, 2016
Fortunately, Graham may now, at worst, miss a matter of weeks as opposed to a matter of months.
For people outside of the Hornets' organization, an injury to Graham might not seem like a big deal. But Graham was making strides towards the backup small forward role on the team, which is currently occupied by a mashup of Nicolas Batum, Marco Belinelli and Lamb. Unfortunately for Graham, any significant loss of time on the court will also most likely lead to a loss on the full roster when the regular season starts.
Graham avoided some major bad news from the doctor, but he may be doomed to start the season in the D-League now.