Currently, the Charlotte Hornets are holding onto the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 19-26 record. But can they hold onto that spot without one of their main players? We will find out because earlier today, the Hornets announced that Kemba Walker, who has posted a career-high in points (18.8) this season, will be going under the knife to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee.  

Over the last 21 games, Walker has really come into his own, averaging 23 points per game. Now, the Hornets will need to look for offense elsewhere without the four-year pro. 

On Wednesday, Kemba will have the surgery performed by Dr. Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Afterwards, a timetable for Walker's recovery will be provided.  

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[via Charlotte Hornets]