Sport Report: Hornets forward Miles Bridges expected to miss 10-14 days due to coronavirus protocols
NHL's COVID protocol-related absences for May 7, 2021
Players in the COVID protocol are: Colorado's Devan Dubnyk and Washington's Evgeny Kuznetsov.Anaheim – TBA
and quickly with , an energetic – who can take advantage of Ball’s superb passing.
But now Bridges is out due to the NBA’s coronavirus protocols.
Shams Charania of The Athletic:
Hornets forward Miles Bridges is expected to miss 10-to-14 days due to health and safety protocols, sources tell. Bridges is having a strong season, averaging 12.4 points and 6.1 rebounds.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania)
Bridges didn’t necessarily test positive. However, 10-14 days is the standard timeline for someone who tests positive. If Bridges didn’t want people to believe he tested positive, whoever leaked this did him a disservice.
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Charlotte (31-33) is eighth in the Eastern Conference – 2.5 games behind the seventh-place Celtics, 1.0 game ahead ahead of the ninth-place Pacers and 1.5 games ahead of the 10th-place Wizards. The Hornets are probably headed for the play-in tournament. But the play-in setup makes it substantially better to finish seventh than eighth than ninth than 10th.
With the play-in tournaments beginning in 14 days, Bridges could even miss part of the postseason – or at least be rusty for it.
Bridges has been starting for, who’s still out with a . is also out with an ankle injury. The Hornets are really running thin at forward. Expect more , and smaller three-guard lineups.
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