Oct 8, 2013; Asheville, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson (25) shoots a free throw during the first half against the Atlanta Hawks at the U.S. Cellular Center.The Hawks defeated the Bobcats 87-85. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Jefferson To Return Monday vs. Atlanta

Al Jefferson will return to the Charlotte Bobcats starting lineup tonight against the Atlanta Hawks, the team announced. Jefferson was a full participant in shootaround Sunday after missing the past five games with a bone bruise in his left ankle.

Jefferson originally injured his ankle in a preseason game against the Miami Heat and sat out the rest of exhibition play. He returned to the lineup in the Bobcats season opener in Houston, but suffered a bone bruise during the game.

Jefferson’s minutes are expected to be monitored closely.

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