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Kidd-Gilchrist gets MRI for sprained ankle

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The Hornets forward suffered an ankle injury in last night’s game against the Hawks and received an MRI to ascertain the damage.

NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Charlotte Hornets Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist underwent an MRI Tuesday morning for an ankle sprain he suffered in the previous night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks.

Kidd-Gilchrist is no stranger to injuries — he’s missed 102 games over his last three seasons — so any time he reports pain, the Hornets are patient and thorough with him.

Luckily, he tweaked his ankle coming down from a routine dunk and ran around without much issue for a few plays after, so chances are the injury’s not serious. The Hornets believe as much.

Still, any potential time he misses would be absolutely brutal, as the Hornets have finally been able to get their ideal starting five on the floor together and need that group to stay healthy if they have any hope whatsoever of squeaking into the playoffs.

That is still the goal, after all, regardless of how unlikely it looks on paper.

More to come as it becomes available.