Charlotte Hornets’ Center, Cody Zeller, Suffers Non-Serious Left Knee Injury

Charlotte Hornets’ center, Cody Zeller, missed the entire second half against the Miami Heat with left knee soreness.

Charlotte Hornets’ starting center, Cody Zeller, missed the entire second half of the team’s latest game against the Miami Heat with left knee soreness. He only played 14 minutes and scored six points to go with three rebounds for the game.

Head coach, Steve Clifford, said that he didn’t think the knee injury was anything serious. It now turns out that Zeller only has a knee bruise and that there is no ligament damage. Thankfully coach Clifford was right in his original assessment of Cody’s injury.

It was probably precautionary for Cody to miss the second half of the Charlotte Hornets game. Zeller is now listed as questionable for the team’s next game against the Denver Nuggets on Saturday, March 19th.

The Charlotte Hornets will not be practicing before the game and there will also not be a morning shoot around due to the early start time. The game is scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m. EST and Cody will likely be a game time decision depending on how he feels.

Cody Zeller has been the Charlotte Hornets starting center since Al Jefferson went down with a knee injury of his own earlier in the season. Big Al will likely be the replacement for Zeller if he is forced to miss any games.

Spencer Hawes is also injured for the team so Tyler Hansbrough will likely serve as the back-up center if Jefferson starts over Zeller. It is good that the injury isn’t serious because Cody has been valuable to the Charlotte Hornets this season and they don’t need any more injury woes this year.