It was revealed yesterday that Charlotte Bobcats point guard Ramon Sessions will miss two to four weeks with a second degree MCL sprain. Sessions injury adds to an already difficult season the Bobcats are having as they own the worst record in the NBA at 13-48. The Bobcats will definitely miss Sessions’ production as he rehabs his left knee injury.
Sessions has appeared in all 61 games for the Bobcats and has averaged 14.4 points per game, enough for second most on the team. Furthermore, Sessions has averaged 3.8 assists per game backing up starting point guard Kemba Walker. In addition to his production Sessions has also been a positive veteran presence for a young Bobcats team.
With Sessions out for at least a couple weeks there will be added pressure on Walker. The second-year player has been the clear star for the Bobcats and without Sessions, Walker will need to elevate his game even more. Walker is the team’s leading scorer and assist leader, but he obviously likes to play alongside Sessions and it gives him a chance to play off the ball at times.
Walker’s assists should definitely go up and his scoring will need to go up as well. It is unfortunate that Sessions suffered this injury because he is having a career year. His 14.4 points per game has been a career best and he has been extremely efficient. Furthermore, Sessions has been making a case to be a “dark horse” candidate for sixth man of the year as he has not started a single game this season and averages 27.1 minutes per game.
Losing Sessions for an extended period of time will surely hurt the Bobcats but it could give third-string point guard Cory Higgins some playing time. The Bobcats will miss Sessions’ production and they are hoping for a speedy recovery because Sessions has been one of the bright spots on the Bobcats this season.