Semaj Christon suffered a non-displaced left facial fracture and is currently in the NBA’s concussion protocol after hitting in his head on Enes Kanter‘s knee during the Thunder’s win over the Nets on Friday night, Erik Horne of The Oklahoman reports. There currently is no timetable for his return, though Horne notes that Christon should be able to play with the fracture once he returns from the concussion protocol as long as he wears a protective mask during games.
Christon’s injury opens up an active roster spot for Oklahoma City and it’s expected to be filled by Josh Huestis, according to Horne. The Thunder currently have 15 players under contract, as the team’s depth chart at Roster Resource indicates, so the team can’t add anyone without making a corresponding move.
Christon has seen minutes this season because of the injury to Cameron Payne and the rookie has been decent in limited action. He has 34 assists on the year, compared to just 10 turnovers through his first 13 games.