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Brian Butch Leaves Hornets Camp on Crutches

Published: December 15, 2011

update- As Jon said in the comments, Brian is going to be out 4-6 weeks. I confirmed that with his agent. Fortunately the injury is much less serious than initially thought. I’ll speak with Monty about what that means in regard to his future as a Hornet on Saturday.

Brian Butch, who was expected to provide the Hornets with a big man who could rebound and hit jumpers to stretch the floor, left the floor of training camp today on crutches after participating in a scrimmage. He was wearing a brace on his left knee.

This is very disappointing news. Butch was brought into camp prior to the rest of the krewe, and had been spoken about highly by Monty, Ariza, and Q-Pon on different occasions. I watched him shoot in camp on a number of occasions and came away impressed each time.

No word yet on the damage. We’ll keep you updated, but until then hope for the best.


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