Hornets’ Austin Rivers out 4-to-6 Weeks
The Hornets announced that rookie guard Austin Rivers suffered a broken bone in his right hand during a 108-102 home loss to the Lakers on Wednesday.
Rivers fractured the fourth metacarpal bone in his right hand and will be sidelined four-to-six weeks with the injury. New Orleans’ final regular season game is on April 17, exactly six weeks from Wednesday, so it’s possible that the injury will end Rivers’ season. Should he return in four weeks, he will miss New Orleans’ next 12 games.
Rivers departed Wednesday’s game against the Lakers with 4:28 remaining in the second quarter and did not return. He finished with 10 points (on five-for-six shooting), two rebounds and one steal in 15 minutes.