Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Bobcats' Jefferson Questionable For Start

Bobcats center Al Jefferson suffered a severe ankle sprain and is hopeful he will get to play in the season opener today. He's currently listed as questionable against the Houston Rockets. 
"He did some contact, some 5-on-5, but not everything," said coach Steve Clifford following practice Monday. 
"The ankle felt good," Jefferson said. "My lungs were hurting more than anything, my wind." He added that "in my head" he's ready to play today against All-Star Dwight Howard, whom he has encountered multiple times since they both turned pro right out of high school in 2004. 
Jefferson commented that he understands why Clifford and the medical staff are being cautious in deciding if he's ready to play today. His ankle may feel much better today than it did yesterday, and that will be determined before the game. 
Jefferson was injured when he landed on Chris Bosh's ankle in a preseason game on October 11th. He played in most of the Bobcat's practice on Monday. 
The Bobcats have a vested interest in Jefferson, not only because they paid him $15 million in free agency, but because he's going to be the anchor of their offense and a key player in their team mentality. Having Jefferson out any longer than he needs to be is going to be bad for the Bobcats, especially against the Rockets. 
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