New Orleans Hornets Coach Byron Scott said the team plans to evaluate Julian Wright on a week-to-week basis instead of day-to-day - a clear sign he severely sprained his right ankle during Tuesday's preseason game against the Washington Wizards in Berlin.
Wright, a 6-foot-8 small forward/shooting guard, was injured in the first quarter during Tuesday's 96-80 victory after he collided into Andray Blatche before then came down and turned his ankle.
"When he was leaving the locker room to go take a shower, he really couldn't put a lot of pressure on it,'' Scott said after Tuesday's game. "I don't know what the diagnosis is at this particular time; I'm not going to guess. He's hurt pretty good. We'll just have to hope that he is a fast healer.''
Wright spent Wednesday's practice receiving treatment that involved icing his ankle to reduce swelling. He is listed by the team as doubtful to play in Friday's game against the Wizards in Barcelona.
Copperhead, you may be the only true Hornets fan on this site. It's a shame.
But to stay on topic, give some mins to my Philly boy
That is indeed a shame Posterize246. I've even tried to draw people here from another Hornets forum but to no avail. They wanted to stay where they were. On the subject of Butler, it's really good to see him playing well right now. I hope he continues into the season because last season was really rough for him.
Julian expects to play in the season opener Wednesday.
Injured Hornets forward Julian Wright practiced fully on Monday and said he's encouraged about the status of his sprained right ankle and will likely be able to play in Wednesday night's season opener at Golden State.
Wright was running wind sprints following Monday's workout and appeared to be moving well and basically without pain.
"I'm just trying to get my lungs back in the shape they were in after training camp," Wright said. "The one thing right now is trying to come in smoothly and get back into the swing of things and playing out there with the guys.