Injury Update: Hornets forward Nicolas Batum

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Hornets announced today Hornets forward Nicolas Batum underwent an MRI which confirmed he has suffered an avulsion fracture on the third finger of his left hand. The injury occurred with two minutes and 12 seconds remaining in the third quarter of the Hornets season opening win against Chicago on Oct. 23, 2019. Batum will be listed as out for tomorrow’s game against Minnesota and reevaluated in two to three weeks.

Batum, a 12-year veteran from France, has appeared in 287 games for the Hornets, averaging 12.7 points, 5.6 rebounds and 5.1 assists in 32.8 minutes per game.