Nicolas Batum underwent an MRI which confirmed he has suffered an avulsion fracture on the third finger of his left hand. The injury occurred with two minutes and 12 seconds remaining in the third quarter of the Hornets season opening win against Chicago.

Batum will be reevaluated in two to three weeks.

Batum has appeared in 287 games for the Hornets, averaging 12.7 points,  5.6 rebounds and 5.1 assists in 32.8 minutes per game.