Hornets are banged up early in 2011-12
Although Xavier Henry is getting closer to playing, there remains no timetable when starting small forward Trevor Ariza will return. He continues to undergo treatment for a groin strain that has forced him to miss the past five games.
Starting shooting guard Eric Gordon is two to three weeks from returning to the lineup after suffering a bruised right knee. He left the team Wednesday to be his with family after the death of his grandfather.
-- New Orleans Times Picayune