Ramon Sessions has been what the Hornets expected from him this season: A solid, shot creating (although mostly for himself) backup point guard behind Kemba Walker who can hold things down while the All-Star gets some rest. He’s not bringing what Jeremy Lin did a season ago, but he’s been fine bringing 6.2 points per game.
Now the Hornets will need to get by without him — he has a meniscus tear in his left knee and he is going to miss some time. From the Hornets’ official release:
The Charlotte Hornets announced today that guard Ramon Sessions has been diagnosed with a lateral meniscus tear in his left knee. Sessions will be listed as out for tomorrow’s game against the Utah Jazz and he will be reevaluated upon returning to Charlotte.
Sessions is going to miss much more than one game. How long he will be out depends on if surgery is required.
This means Brian Roberts will get more run backing up Walker in the short term.
The Hornets have lost six in a row and have fallen out of the playoffs if they were to start today. The team is already without Cody Zeller (who will miss Saturday’s game as well), which was the reason they traded for Miles Plumlee.