Report: Hornets’ Nicolas Batum undergoing brain scan due to ‘excruciating’ migraines

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The Hornets – 3.5 games and three teams out – are fading in the playoff race.

Now comes potentially even worse news for Charlotte forward Nicolas Batum.

Chris Haynes of ESPN:

Charlotte Hornets forward Nicolas Batum is scheduled to undergo a CT scan on his brain Wednesday as he deals with extreme migraine headaches, a league source tells ESPN.

The source said the migraines were described as “excruciating” and that it’s “a scary period” for Batum, a nine-year veteran.

Batum signed a five-year, $120 million contract last summer. So, at least he has some financial security.

But, with a brain issue, there are bigger concerns.

LaMarcus Aldridge‘s heart condition sent a scare into everyone a few days ago, and he’s already cleared to return. Hopefully, Batum resolves this as quickly.