HoopsHype Eduardo Najera rumors

April 19, 2012 Updates
April 8, 2012 Updates

Charlotte Bobcats forward Eduardo Najera underwent successful surgery this afternoon to repair the fractured frontal bone in his forehead he suffered last night from an inadvertent elbow during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks. The surgery was performed at Presbyterian Hospital by Dr. Daniel Spagnoli, who specializes in maxillofacial surgery. The injury occurred at the 11:07 mark of the second quarter and Najera was immediately taken to Froedtert Hospital, where a CT scan showed no brain trauma but confirmed the fracture. He was later released and flew back to Charlotte with the team. NBA.com

April 7, 2012 Updates

Charlotte forward Eduardo Najera didn't suffer any brain trauma after taking an inadvertent elbow to the head from Milwaukee's Jon Brockman during Friday night's 95-90 loss. Najera had a CT scan at a hospital that showed he suffered a fractured frontal bone. He accompanied his teammates on a flight back to Charlotte on Saturday morning after leaving the hospital, according to team spokesman B.J. Evans. ESPN.com

December 16, 2011 Updates

Bobcats forward Eduardo Najera has had surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee and will miss 6-8 weeks. The team said Friday the injury was discovered during an MRI earlier in the week. Najera figured to play a reserve role this season. He played in 31 games last season for the Bobcats, averaging 2.2 points and 1.4 rebounds in 12 minutes. ESPN.com

October 16, 2011 Updates
September 27, 2011 Updates

Paul Pierce, Kevin Love and Jason Kidd headline a group of NBA players who have committed to play two exhibition games in Mexico next month. The games will be hosted by Mexico native and Charlotte Bobcats forward Eduardo Najera. Organizers of the event said Tyson Chandler, Trevor Ariza, Marcus Camby, DeAndre Jordan, Corey Maggette, Jerryd Bayless and Ryan Hollins are among the other players who will participate in the games. Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash has also been invited to play. Yahoo! Sports

February 19, 2011 Updates

Everything – and everyone – is on the table for the Bobcats. Charlotte would like to move Stephen Jackson, but league source said the team hasn’t found a willing suitor. The Bobcats also have become more enamored with point guard D.J. Augustin, whose play has improved under coach Paul Silas. That leaves Diaw as a likely target. The steady play of veteran forward Eduardo Najera has made Diaw expendable. Diaw is making $9 million this season and has a player option for another $9 million. “The Bobcats want to change their team a bit,” one NBA GM said. Yahoo! Sports

February 8, 2011 Updates
February 1, 2011 Updates

Few energy players have profiles as large as that of Bobcats forward Eduardo Najera, the second Mexican-born player in NBA history and a popular endorser south of the border. On top of that fame, he's carved out a nice niche for himself as a do-anything energy guy willing to change teams as often as the vagaries of the collective bargaining agreement demand. Najera approaches the sport like it's a serious job, and that attitude comes through in his on-court style and off-court personality. Still, that doesn't mean he can't make a joke every once in a while. Just more than halfway into the second quarter of last night's 83-78 loss to the Jazz in Salt Lake City, Najera bounded into the first row of fans near halfcourt while chasing after a loose ball. After getting up from the startled Utahans, Najera stole one's beer and playfully pretended to take a sip. Except he couldn't because there was barely any left and he would probably be suspended for months for consuming alcohol on the court. Curse David Stern and his stupid rules! Yahoo! Sports

October 13, 2010 Updates

This was Najera's first court time in about six months, following surgery. He said he felt an abdominal pull while working out, and an examination confirmed the sports hernia. This was his second surgery in about two years for that injury. "I felt kind of weak out there, but it's good to get some warm-up, run some plays and get back to basketball,'' Najera said. "I've been running and doing a lot of rehab, but I'm sure it's going to take a while to get my rhythm. "In another week, I would assume I'll start going 5-on-5, going full speed.'' Charlotte Observer

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