Ramon Sessions has torn the meniscus in his left knee. There is currently no timetable on when he will return, or how severe it is. He will be re-evaluated when the team returns to Charlotte following their road trip.
Hornets guard Ramon Sessions has a lateral meniscus tear in his left knee. He will be reevaluated upon returning to Charlotte— Steve Kyler (@stevekylerNBA) February 4, 2017
This is bad news for a Charlotte Hornets team that really doesn’t need any more bad news at the moment. Cody Zeller has missed significant amount of time due to injury and the Hornets have had multiple key rotation players miss time this season. Charlotte has now lost their primary backup point guard. Perhaps this isn’t a coincidence considering it was also announced today that they planned to sign Ray McCallum to a 10-Day contract.
Expect Brian Roberts to take priority as the Hornets backup point guard and it’s also likely McCallum will immediately be thrust into minutes until the Hornets can get an idea of how severe Sessions knee injury is. The timing for this gets worse considering the Hornets just traded away two bigs that have been with the team all season for Miles Plumlee, and signed Mike Tobey to a new contract. That’s a lot of guys that haven’t played together yet this season having to learn how on the fly.
Sessions has been disappointing this season in his role as backup point guard. His inconsistencies were expected, but he’s shooting a career low from the field and struggling to find ways to make an impact. That said, it’s never good to lose a high minutes player to injury especially considering the state of the Hornets roster right now. Luckily they still have a steady veteran presence like Brian Roberts to assume the role as best he can. This should be okay in the short term, but if Sessions injury sidelines him for an extended period of time then expect the Hornets to go out and find better options at point guard.