Hornets guard Terry Rozier is set to miss at least two games due to a groin injury, as officially announced by the team. He went through an MRI that verified he has a left adductor (groin) strain.
Rozier sustained the injury during the fourth quarter of their game against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night and was unable to return to the court.
Before his departure, the 29-year-old managed to score 22 points and grab 6 rebounds while making 7 out of 14 field goals.
This impressive performance also included a 3-for-5 mark from beyond the three-point line, with Rozier making all five of his free throws.
Despite the Hornets’ 2-4 start this season, Rozier has been a standout player, even though his three-point shooting hasn’t been stellar.
With Rozier out of action for the next couple of games, Brandon Miller is a strong candidate to take his place and provide the Hornets with a starting lineup that boasts more size.
The No. 2 overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft has been efficient this year, averaging 13.2 points per game with a 43.9% field goal percentage.
The next opportunity for Rozier to step onto the court will be against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.