Nov 22, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) takes a hard fall and lays on the floor during the second half of the game against the Phoenix Suns at Time Warner Cable Arena. Suns win 98-91. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Out Indefinitely With Fractured Hand

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is out indefinitely with a fracture in his left hand in Tuesday’s loss to the Dallas Mavericks.

Kidd-Gilchrist suffered the injury during a drive to the basket during the third quarter. He left the game and did not return. Following the game, Kidd-Gilchrist was seen with a cast on his left hand with his middle two fingers taped together.

Paul Pierce, Anthony Davis and J.J. Redick have also been sidelined with hand injuries in the past few weeks.

Kidd-Gilchrist has started 18 games for the Charlotte Bobcats this season. He is averaging 9.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and shooting above 50 percent from the field. While Kidd-Gilchrist’s offensive production hasn’t been great this season, the Bobcats are 5.3 points better per 100 possessions with him on the floor.

The injury likely means second-year forward Jeff Taylor will be inserted into the starting lineup. Ben Gordon or Anthony Tolliver could also see a more consistent role in the rotation.

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