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As if the Charlotte Bobcats could afford any additional injury woes, there was fear over the All-Star break that small forward Corey Maggette might have a torn meniscus that would have ended his season. "Just a God-send he didn't have a torn meniscus," coach Paul Silas told the Observer on Monday night. "That's what I (initially) heard." The diagnosis proved to be less dire; Maggette has inflammation and swelling in his right knee, and sat out practice Monday. He said he hopes to practice Tuesday, and if that goes all right, Maggette will try to play Wednesday against the Detroit Pistons in Auburn Hills, Mich. Charlotte Observer

February 22, 2012 Updates

Charlotte Bobcats coach Paul Silas has said repeatedly that once he gets all three starters back from injury, he'll field a far more competitive team. That won't happen before the All-Star break. Shooting guard Gerald Henderson (hamstring strain) won't be back for tonight's home game against the Indiana Pacers. Henderson ran on the sidelines Tuesday, but has yet to fully practice since hurting himself during a road game against Portland Feb. 1. Charlotte Observer

February 3, 2012 Updates

Charlotte guard/forward Gerald Henderson will miss 2 to 4 weeks with a strained right hamstring, a source told the Associated Press. The Bobcats (3-20) have not announced the injury, sustained in Wednesday's loss to Portland. Henderson, from Episcopal Academy, could be replaced in the starting lineup by Matt Carroll, from Hatboro-Horsham High. Philadelphia Inquirer

February 2, 2012 Updates

A person familiar with the situation says Bobcats guard/forward Gerald Henderson will miss two-to-four weeks with a strained right hamstring. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Thursday because the team has not publicly announced the injury. It's the same injury that has sidelined Bobcats forward Corey Maggette for the last 15 games. TSN

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Bobcats owner Michael Jordan recently gave Henderson a video that Jordan helped edit. For lack of a better description, it was the good and bad of Henderson’s first dozen games this season: Plays that succeeded, others that didn’t. Mostly, it was about how best to get to the foul line, something Jordan excelled at throughout a Hall of Fame career. “It was so helpful,” Henderson said following Friday’s practice. “I watch tape all the time, but to get someone else’s eyes on it, you get such a different outlook. Particularly when it’s him.” Jordan has taken a great personal interest in Henderson’s development. It started before the lockout when Jordan advised Henderson to focus on his ball handling, because without the ability to drive to the rim, Henderson was forfeiting what’s best about his game. Charlotte Observer

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Surgery was scheduled today in Vail, Col., after a specialist at the Steadman Clinic there discovered the problem. Henderson sought treatment for ongoing pain in his left knee. Doctors concluded his hip issue was affecting his knee. "Gerald had some knee tendinitis issues this season, and the doctors have told us that fixing this congenital defect in his hip should alleviate those problems," general manager Rod Higgins said in a prepared statement. "The doctors also feel that addressing the hip issue now will help prevent the possibility of further damage in the future." Charlotte Observer

April 7, 2011 Updates

NBA disciplinary officials have suspended Orlando Magic reserve small forward Quentin Richardson for two games without pay for shoving Gerald Henderson in the face during the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's overtime win over the Toronto Raptors. Richardson will miss Sunday afternoon's home game against the Chicago Bulls and Monday night's road game against the Philadelphia 76ers. Richardson's suspension comes at an inopportune time for the Magic even though the team already has clinched the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference. Orlando Sentinel

December 14, 2010 Updates

Scratch the idea of Gerald Henderson going to the Charlotte Bobcats’ Development League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, in what would have been a rehab assignment. Coach Larry Brown said pre-game that owner Michael Jordan and general manager Rod Higgins didn’t favor that. Charlotte Observer

December 13, 2010 Updates

From my colleague, Ron Green Jr., who covered Bobcats practice today while I was off: The Bobcats might send Gerald Henderson for a brief stint with their Development League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, in something similar to a baseball rehab assignment. Henderson has been out about a month with tendonitis in his left knee. Coach Larry Brown said If Henderson went to Maine later this week, he could play three games in four nights, to get back his game-conditioning. "The thing we want him to understand is it's not a demotion,'' Brown said after practice Monday, the first one Henderson has fully participated in in weeks. With the Bobcats playing games three of the next four nights, there isn't much opportunity for Henderson to practice. Charlotte Observer

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