Michael Kidd-Gilchrist dislocates shoulder in Charlotte Hornets win


Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will be out for an indefinite amount of time after dislocating his shoulder last night. 

The Charlotte Hornets forward dove for a ball in the second half of yesterday's road game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and ended up separating his shoulder. Pacers center Ian Mahinmi fell on his shoulder and Kidd-Gilchrist appeared to be in severe pain before being helped to the locker room.

The Hornets may have come away with the win, 117-95, but that will be little comfort to Kidd-Gilchrist - who was taken to a hospital in Indianapolis where his shoulder was put back in place.

Charlotte confirmed the injury on their Hornets PR twitter account.

Unfortunately for the small forward, the injury occurred on the very same shoulder that he hurt in the preseason. Kidd-Gilchrist suffered a torn labrum which needed surgery on. The Hornets - and the player himself - will be hoping that he doesn't need to go under the knife a second time. 

You can check out a video of the incident that caused the injury here...

According to the Charlotte Observer, the Hornets said postgame that Kidd-Gilchrist will have an MRI in Charlotte on Thursday to determine the severity of this injury.

Charlotte will take hope from the fact that MKG recovered from his previous shoulder injury and returned to the team's active roster two months ahead of schedule. 

Kidd-Gilchrist was averaging 13.5 points and seven rebounds and shooting 53 percent from the field when he got hurt Wednesday. He was also the team's best defender and will no doubt be missed if he is forced to take time out.

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