Jeremy Lamb tweaked and re-tweaked his hamstring in the Charlotte Hornets’ game against the Boston Celtics Saturday night. He went to the locker room to be evaluated and was diagnosed with a strained hamstring shortly after.
He will not return, according to the Hornets.
INJURY REPORT: Jeremy Lamb suffered a strained left hamstring and is OUT remainder of the game. @hornets— Charlotte Hornets PR (@HornetsPR) October 30, 2016
This is a crushing blow to the Hornets in a big game. Lamb was having a decent game until he left, recording five points, three rebounds, and a steal in just five minutes.
He also threw down this dunk off a Spencer Hawes pass.
.@spencerhawes00 finds Jeremy Lamb for the DUNK !! #BOSatCHA pic.twitter.com/AbacGYMbu0— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) October 29, 2016
It’s not clear how serious Lamb’s injury is, but my guess is it’s not too bad. He wasn’t rolling around in pain and didn’t need to be helped up. Hopefully he’s okay and ready to return soon.
If not, he joins Roy Hibbert as the latest Hornet to fall to injury. The Hornets have had terrible luck early in the season, with Hibbert, Kaminsky, and now Lamb all missing time.