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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Bobcats announced starting guard Gerald Henderson could miss approximately 2-4 weeks with a sprained left foot.
Henderson, Charlotte's leading scorer last season, injured the foot during Saturday night's loss to the Dallas Mavericks. The team initially didn't think the injury was going to be a problem, but further medical tests revealed Henderson sprained the mid-foot area and will miss more time than expected.
Henderson, however, told the Charlotte Observer that he feared he had a torn ligament so the diagnosis of a sprain was welcome news.
"It had potential to be worse where the injury was," Henderson told the newspaper. "It's pretty painful to walk on. It could have been broken. ... It could have been a higher degree of tear of ligaments; I could have had surgery. Not anything like that. So I was happy to hear what he said."
Through two games, Henderson is averaging 12.5 points, three steals, 2.5 assists and two rebounds in 28 minutes. He had 18 points in Charlotte's season-opening win against Indiana last Friday night.
Either Ramon Sessions or Ben Gordon will take Henderson's spot in the starting lineup when the Bobcats (1-1) host the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.