D.J. Augustin out with toe injury

Updated: January 24, 2012, 5:46 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Bobcats have announced guard D.J. Augustin is expected to miss the next four games with a right toe injury.

Charlotte orthopedist Dr. Bob Anderson on Tuesday confirmed a diagnosis of an inflammatory condition of the sesmoid bones that lie in the flexor tendons on Augustin's right big toe. The injury has been bothering Augustin for months, but he re-aggravated it during Sunday's game at New Jersey.

With Augustin out of the lineup, rookie Kemba Walker will start at point guard and Gerald Henderson will move back to the shooting guard spot. Derrick Brown will get the start at small forward.

Augustin is averaging 13.6 points and 6.6 assists per game for the Bobcats this season.

The Bobcats host the New York Knicks Tuesday night.


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