Hornets Rookie Washington Has Fractured Finger

Hornets rookie forward PJ Washington suffered a fractured fifth finger on his right hand, the team announced in a press release. Washington was injured during the fourth quarter of Friday’s 83-73 win over the Bulls.

He is expected to be sidelined at least through Christmas, which would be a minimum of five games, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweets.

The 12th overall pick of the draft out of Kentucky has been one of the most productive rookies this season. He’s averaging 12.3 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 1.8 APG and 0.9 BPG in 29.4 MPG while starting 28 games. He has posted the most rebounds and blocks by any rookie this season.

In the short run, the Hornets’ forward options will be limited. Marvin Williams (knee) and Nicolas Batum (hand) are also dealing with injuries. Miles Bridges, Cody Martin, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Guillermo Hernangomez could receive additional playing time.

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2 thoughts on “Hornets Rookie Washington Has Fractured Finger

  1. TedKnox

    Fifth finger, would be what, his pinkie/little finger? Are we counting thumbs as fingers, Dana? By the way, it’s good to see you writing for HR once again!

    Here’s hoping that P.J.’s pinkie heals quickly. He has indeed had quite a good start to his NBA career.

    • x%sure

      He said right hand, so the 5th would be a thumb. On the left, it’s a pinkie.
      OR
      The secret to PJ’s shooting is that extra 5th finger per hand.
      OR
      PJ’s special full PJs will have to be altered to fit the cast.

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