Charlotte Bobcats forward Tyrus Thomas will miss at least two months because of a torn muscle in his left calf. The injury won't require surgery, but the timetable for recovery in nonetheless a long one.
Thomas is averaging 6.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks as a reserve for the Bobcats this season. He is in his fourth season with Charlotte, where he has made a total of 35 starts. Prior to coming to Charlotte, Thomas spent several seasons with the Chicago Bulls, where he was primarily a bench player, with the exception of the 2008-09 season.
If Thomas sits for exactly two months, he will miss 32 games. Hakim Warrick could potentially fill Thomas' role as Charlotte's fourth forward, but how this injury affects the roles of the other players on the team remains to be seen.
The Bobcats are off to a 4-4 start to the regular season and appear on track to eclipse their win total from a year ago. They'll return to the court for a game against Milwaukee on Monday night.