A rough offseason for the Charlotte Hornets just got rougher. Today, the team announced that this year’s lottery pick, Kentucky forward P.J. Washington, is doubtful to play in NBA Summer League.
Washington is dealing with a sore left foot, according to Hornets head coach James Borrego. The team is playing it safe because Washington dealt with foot issues during his time at Kentucky, missing multiple games this season.
On a positive note, Washington, the No. 12 overall pick in the draft, is expected to be good to go for training camp in the fall.
.@hornets Head Coach James Borrego told media that PJ Washington (sore left foot) is doubtful to play in NBA Summer League. Team is being cautious with the injury that he suffered in college. Washington is expected to be ready for Training Camp.
— Charlotte Hornets PR (@HornetsPR) July 3, 2019
Given Washington’s troubling recent history with his foot, there’s definite cause for some concern here. Hopefully, being cautious pays off down the road.
In the last week, the Hornets have lost star point guard Kemba Walker in free agency and replace him with Terry Rozier on a questionable contract. Now, Washington is out.
Charlotte fans have to be hoping this nightmare ends soon.