Bobcats sit D.J. Augustin due to hurting toe

Mark J. Miller
January 23, 2012

Charlotte Bobcats point guard D.J. Augustin only lasted a few minutes into the team's game against the New Jersey Nets Sunday before he "aggravated a right big-toe injury," according to the Sacramento Bee. His disappearance helped the Nets find their way to a 97-87 win.

The Cats are now 3-14 while the Nets improved to 5-16.

"It's unclear when Augustin will be back," the paper notes,  but coach Paul Silas "expressed concern pre-game that Augustin had to sit down to ever get this foot problem healed." The toe has been bothering Augustin for "about 10 days," the paper notes, "and Silas could tell the ailment was detracting from Augustin's play Saturday in a loss" to the Chicago Bulls.

The 24-year-old Augustin, a native of New Orleans and the ninth overall pick of the 2008 draft out of Texas, is averaging 13.6 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 6.6 assists per game this season.

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