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Jeremy Lamb out with strained hamstring

The Hornets guard was having a terrific game against the Celtics before tweaking and re-tweaking his hamstring.

Charlotte Hornets v Brooklyn Nets Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

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.

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.

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.

Fingers crossed.