Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson sprained his right ankle in the Bobcats preseason game against the Miami Heat and is aiming to return and be ready for their opening game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Jefferson said “He hopes to back on opening night and he is gonna take it day by day and go through the process.” The injury occurred while contesting Chris Bosh’s shot in the third quarter.
Saturday in the Bobcats preseason game at Milwaukee ” Big AL” limped into the Bradley Center using crutches and wearing a walking boot. He’ will be wearing ¬†the boot for several days before the ankle is looked at again. X-rays taken at the Sprint Center were negative.
Coach Steve Clifford had this to say.”It changes a little bit in terms of our master plan in terms of how we would implement offense, the order we would go. We’d been spending a lot of time obviously on the post-up aspect of it.”
Jefferson left the game with 11 points, seven rebounds and one steal in 23 minutes of play.