If Michael Kidd-Gilchrist didn’t have bad luck, he’d have no luck at all.

Michael Kidd-GilchristDuring last night’s game against the Indiana Pacers, Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was injured again.

On a drive to the hoop, MKG was hurt when Indiana Pacers center Ian Mahinmi fell on his shoulder under the Hornets’ basket.  Kidd-Gilchrist appeared to be in significant pain following the collision.

He was taken to a Indianapolis hospital where doctors had to pop the shoulder back into place.  Unfortunately, this was the same shoulder he injured in the preseason, forcing him to undergo surgery to fix a torn labrum.

He’ll have an MRI to reveal the extent of the new injury.

The Hornets have 8 days off thanks to the upcoming All-Star break, but it seems highly unlikely that MKG will be ready to go by then.

The team is 5-2 since his return and have climbed above .500 putting them back in playoff contention in the Eastern Conference.

Kidd-Gilchrist was averaging 13.5 points and seven rebounds, while shooting 53 percent from the field since returning.

Expect P.J. Hairston to be reinserted into the starting lineup.


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