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Bobcats' Herrmann out 7-10 days with strained foot

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Bobcats forward Walter Herrmann of
Argentina will miss seven to 10 days because of a strained right
foot.

The Bobcats signed Herrmann a one-year contract in September.
Known for his outside shooting when he played in Spain, Herrmann
has missed all nine shots he has taken in Charlotte's first two
exhibition games.

Coach Bernie Bickerstaff, speaking before Monday's exhibition
game against Washington, called the injury a "good thing."

"It gives him the time off because he's been playing a lot of
basketball," he said.

Herrmann averaged 9.8 points for Argentina in this summer's
FIBA World Championship, where he scored 25 points and 23 points in
back-to-back wins over Venezuela and Lebanon.

"The part that he is not doing is my least concern and that's
shooting and missing," Bickerstaff said. "I have no concern about
that at all because it's something I know the guy can do. We
watched that consistently. We just got to embrace him, put our arm
around him and tell him to keep firing it."

Herrmann could be fighting for a roster spot. Charlotte has 16
players with guaranteed contracts and only 15 roster spots.

Bickerstaff said guard Brevin Knight, who sprained his right
ankle in the first exhibition game Oct. 10, probably will miss at
least another week.