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Emeka Okafor out 1-3 weeks with oblique strain

Posted on: February 1, 2011 10:38 am
Posted by Royce Young

Hornets center Emeka Okafor suffered a grade two left rectus oblique strain an MRI revealed. Because of it, he's expected to be out one-to-three weeks.

And don't ask me what a "left rectus" is because I don't really want to know. Okafor is one of the league's iron men having played in 306 consecutive games. Obviously that will come to an end now.

For the Hornets, this definitely hurts them for the time being because they don't have much depth behind Okafor. They have D.J. Mbenga, Jason Smith and David Anderson as options. Not exactly players you get all that excited about to replace one of your best interior options.

Judging by a little research, the injury is something that typically doesn't really linger a whole lot and isn't that difficult to come back from. So while Okafor will miss a little time and maybe up to almost a month, he'll be back and ready for when the Hornets really need him in March.
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