After missing two of his team’s games last week, many wondered what was the real condition of Charlotte Hornets swingman Nicolas Batum as he the only details that surfaced was he was suffering from a headache. As it turned out, it wasn’t just any ordinary one as it was a very bad case of a migraine that forced him to stay in bed.
The 28-year-old French international shared via Chuck Burton of the Charlotte Observer what he had to go through for four days and described the pain he felt that time.
“I was scared, worried. I couldn’t think. I couldn’t eat or drink anything. It took me out of everything.”
“I couldn’t move.”
Batum also revealed that the Hornets wanted him to undergo a brain scan to check on the extent of his migraine. He admitted not wanting to do it as he was scared and did not want to receive any bad news.
“I didn’t want to go. I didn’t want bad news.”
Fortunately for him, results came back negative and he was able to return to practice on Friday and return to action on Saturday against the Washington Wizards. He showed no ill effects of the severe headache and had a decent game, finishing with eight points, 10 rebounds, and five assists.
Although it’s a long shot, the win kept their hopes alive of still making it to the playoffs. With Batum back, the Hornets are back to full strength and will look to finish the season on a high note. Should they make it to the postseason remains to be seen but one thing that’s certain is they won’t go down without a fight.