Kemba Walker has looked like an All-Star for the second year in a row. While the Hornets are currently on the outside looking in for one of the eight playoff spots in the Eastern Conference, Walker has put up big numbers and has done everything he can to establish himself as one of the premier guards in the NBA.
But unfortunately for Charlotte, Walker was down and in pain during the Hornets’ game against San Antonio on Saturday night. Walker ran into a screen courtesy of Spurs big man LaMarcus Aldridge during the third quarter.
It wasn’t an illegal screen from Aldridge or anything, he just collided with Walker awkwardly. It led to Walker writhing on the ground in pain.
Walker was assisted off the court and brought into the back so he could get x-rays on his left shoulder. The good news is that nothing reportedly looked broken. The bad news is that doctors determined he suffered a bruised shoulder.
Additionally, while Walker was deemed questionable, he did head back out onto Charlotte’s bench and eventually checked back in, because he’s a tough dude.
It goes without saying, but it would be brutal for the Hornets if Walker missed any extended period of time. While he was able to check back into the game on Saturday, hopefully this isn’t the kind of injury that lingers.