The Bobcats' big offseason acquisition suffered an ankle injury in an Oct. 11 preseason loss to the Heat, and his availability to start the season could be in jeopardy. The center limped off the floor and X-Rays taken after the game were negative. The team diagnosed the injury as a right ankle sprain and has all but ruled out Jefferson for the remainder of the preseason. Jefferson's ankle was considerably swollen following the injury and the medical staff will spend the next two weeks attempting to reduce and move the swelling out of the injured ankle. While Jefferson is colorfully downplaying the injury, it will be well worth monitoring moving forward. A quick look through Jefferson's injury past suggests this could be an issue that will linger.
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