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Hornets' Smith out for season with shoulder injury

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Associated Press
3/1/2013 4:57:19 PM
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NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans Hornets general manager Dell Demps says 7-foot reserve forward and centre Jason Smith will miss the rest of the season because of a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

Meanwhile, the Hornets also say rookie forward Anthony Davis will be out for Friday night's game against the Detroit Pistons because of a left shoulder sprain which occurred Tuesday night against New Jersey and also sidelined him Wednesday night at Oklahoma City. Davis will be listed as day-to-day.

Smith has played in 51 games this season, averaging 8.2 points and 3.6 rebounds in a little more than 17 minutes per game. He's shot 49 per cent (167-for-341), giving him the third-best shooting percentage on the club.

He is now slated to have surgery early next week.

Jason Smith (Photo: P.A. Molumby/NBAE/Getty Images)

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