US PresswireCharlotte Bobcats forward Corey Maggette hurt his right knee on Feb. 19 when he and Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger got entangled, according to the Charlotte Observer. The injury didn't initially seem to be a big deal to Maggette but the pain got worse and there was some fear over the All-Star break that he might have a torn meniscus and would have to sit out the rest of the season. (When Maggette missed 19 games earlier this season with a left hamstring strain, the team went 1-18.)
The Observer reports that Maggette doesn't have a torn meniscus, and though he didn't practice Monday, he might be back in action for Wednesday night's game against the Detroit Pistons. "Just a God-send he didn't have a torn meniscus," coach Paul Silas told the Observer. "That's what I [initially] heard."
Maggette might not be the only injured player returning to the lineup Wednesday. Gerald Henderson has missed nine straight games with a left hamstring strain but practiced Monday and will likely be in the lineup against the Pistons, the Observer reports. If he and Maggette are healthy and nobody else suffers an injury, the game against Detroit will be the first time all season that all 15 players are healthy and available to play. No wonder they are 4-28.