Bobcats shooting guard, Gerald Henderson, is expected to miss two to four weeks with a left foot sprain, reported the team’s VP of Communications via Twitter:
Henderson, 24, injured the foot during the third quarter of the Bobcats’ 126-99 loss to the Mavs on Saturday. He did not practice on Monday.
Henderson was taken 12th overall by the Bobcats during the 2009 draft after his junior year at Duke. He has improved each year and averaged 15.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game last season. Bobcats owner Michael Jordan once said Henderson had All-Star potential, and he told the Charlotte Observer that this will be a key year for Henderson, who becomes at restricted free agent at the end of the season, to show it.
“He’s a captain this year… To be a captain is a responsibility of leading by example. Don’t talk about it, do it. Be there every day in some capacity. If your shot’s not there, then rebound or play defense,” Jordan said. ”These are the things I’m expecting to see from Gerald. He’s shown the signs. Now can he take the next step? I’m pretty sure this is the year he’s going to sit in my office and ask for a raise. These are the things I need to see. I don’t like to overpay for things I don’t see.”