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Hornets Injury Update - 01/02/17

by Quinton Wash

January 2, 2016 – The Charlotte Hornets announced today that center Cody Zeller has been placed in the NBA’s concussion protocol.  Zeller was hit with an elbow to the head late in the fourth quarter of Charlotte’s game against Cleveland on Dec. 31, 2016.

Per the NBA’s Concussion Policy, Zeller will begin the process to return once he is deemed symptom free.  No timetable is set for his return and further updates will be provided when available. 

The fourth-year Indiana product is averaging 10.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.1 blocks on 59.5% field goal shooting in 26.1 minutes per game, marking career-highs in all categories. Zeller has played in 31 games for Charlotte this season (starting in 29 of those contests).

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