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Charlotte Hornets forward Nicolas Batum suffers left elbow contusion

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Hornets small forward Nicolas Batum left Wednesday’s game against the Wizards with a left elbow contusion and will not return, the team announced.

Batum had only recently returned to action after missing Charlotte’s first 12 games with a torn ligament in the same elbow.

He is averaging 13.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists in four appearances this season, his ninth in the NBA.