Four injuries were announced today, a bad day for Minnesota, Phoenix, Portland and Charlotte.
– The Minnesota Timberwolves announced that Adreian Payne will be out indefinitely with a blood disorder. “Minnesota said that Payne has a good prognosis for recovery and he should be able to play basketball again once that happens.”
– Evan Turner (Blazers) suffered a fracture in the third metacarpal of his right hand. His timetable to return is still not known. Maurice Harkless and Allen Crabbe will probably see their minutes growing.
– Despite not wanting to, Ramon Sessions went under the knife to repair his lateral meniscus tear and will be out 4 to 6 weeks, the Hornets announced.
– Dragan Bender will undergo ankle surgery and the Suns will probably shut him down for the rest of the season.