After missing the past two games due to a left shoulder contusion, the Charlotte Hornets could have their All-Star point guard Kemba Walker back when they play against the Orlando Magic on Monday, according to Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer.
He is officially listed as “probable” and may see action on the night if he does not suffer any setbacks.
“I’m good. Just get back out there and do what I do and be a leader. We’ve been struggling lately,” Walker said following practice. “I hate missing games. It was tough watching, especially because we lost.”
“It’s a little sore, but everybody in the NBA is a little sore this time of year. We’re 20 games in. I’ll be fine.”
His presence will be a huge boost to the Hornets, who have lost back-to-back road games, to the Toronto Raptors and the Miami Heat, last week.
Walker was reportedly able to go through practice on Sunday, and did not show any signs of the injury hampering his movement, including his jump shot.
The 27-year-old Connecticut product is expected to go through shootaround in the morning and prior to tip off, which will determine his availability for the Eastern Conference matchup against the Hornets. He is leading the team once again this season in scoring and assists with 22.3 and 6.2 per game, respectively.
Michael Carter-Williams, who took his place in the starting unit in their last two outings, will head back to the bench should Walker be cleared to play. More updates should also emerge about his status ahead of the game.