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Al Jefferson undergoes successful surgery on torn right meniscus

On the fringe of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, the Charlotte Hornets are now facing the possibility of life without starting center Al Jefferson until at least February. The 30-year-old Jefferson underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Thursday to repair a lateral meniscus tear, the team announced in a release. His recovery is expected to take about...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson Suspended Five Games For Violating NBA’s Anti-Drug Program

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Hornets will be without Al Jefferson for an additional five games once he returns from a leg injury after the veteran center was suspended without pay for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program. Jefferson is currently out with a strained left calf and can’t begin serving the five-game suspension until...
Via NESN.com
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson suspended 5 games for violating NBA’s drug policy

Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson has been suspended five games by the NBA, for violating the terms of the league’s anti-drug program. Jefferson is currently dealing with a calf injury that has kept him out of action over the last week, and could keep him out for multiple more weeks. The suspension won’t kick in until Jefferson’s “eligible and physically able to play”...
Via The Comeback
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Hornets' Jefferson suspended for violating anti-drug program

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The NBA has announced that Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson has been suspended without pay for five games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program.The Hornets released a statement Wednesday saying they're ''disappointed in Al's decisions that led to this suspension'' and the organization ''does not condone this behavior.''The team says it...
Via Associated Press
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: West coast blues

The Charlotte Hornets have struggled against teams from the Western Conference in recent years and this season has been more of the same. Charlotte lost 17 of its 30 games against the West in 2013-2014, yet still made the playoffs in the East.  This season, the Hornets have a 1-6 record against teams from the West.  Fresh off a five game stretch against West teams (four being out...
Via isportsweb.com
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Initial thoughts about the 2014-2015 schedule

Mid-August is a pretty boring period on the NBA’s calendar.  There are no monster dunks, ankle-breaking crossovers, or last second buzzer beaters this time of year.  Even the four-letter-network-who-shall-not-be-named has some difficulty coming up with NBA news once the free agency period slows down.  But have no fear die-hard NBA nerds fans; the NBA released its schedule for...
Via isportsweb.com
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets Rumors: Al Jefferson recruiting free agents to Charlotte

Last summer, the Charlotte Bobcats (now Hornets) shocked many with their free agent signing of center Al Jefferson to a three-year deal worth about $40 million.Now, Jefferson is reportedly set to hit the recruiting trail this summer. According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, Hornets coach Steve Clifford thinks Jefferson's presence makes them an appealing destination for...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat not focused on injury to Bobcats star Al Jefferson

MIAMI -- Don't expect the Miami Heat to feel bad for ailing Charlotte center Al Jefferson and the Bobcats as the teams' first-round Eastern Conference series continues. "Nobody feels bad for me," said Dwyane Wade, who sat 28 games during the regular season mostly to protect his knees. Jefferson, a dominating low-post force, suffered a plantar fascia injury early in Miami's 99-88...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Injured Bobcats center Jefferson: 'I'm going to play'

CHARLOTTE, N. C. -- The first player to exit the Bobcats' practice gym Monday was Al Jefferson, walking with a noticeable limp in a walking boot strapped up to the mid-calf region of his left leg. The injury -- a strained plantar fascia that he suffered in the first quarter of Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Miami Heat -- has him listed as "day to day" for Wednesday's Game 2 in Miami...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jefferson played central role in Bobcats' playoff revival

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Al Jefferson sits at his locker, following a surprising season-finale overtime win over the Bulls, talking about the playoffs. And you can't help but wonder what he's doing. He's in boxer shorts and a dress shirt and already putting on high-top shoes. "What about your pants, Al?" a reporter asks. Big Al offers a wide, familiar smile and proceeds to explain his...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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