Sources — Charlotte Hornets’ Miles Bridges enters health and safety protocols

Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges has entered into the league’s health and safety protocols and there’s a current expectation that he could miss multiple games, sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The third-year player is averaging 21.6 points over his past six games. For the season, he’s averaging 12.4 points and career highs of 6.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. Bridges has also become a highlight fixture around the NBA this season with several poster-worthy dunks.

His absence is the latest setback for a Hornets team that enters play Tuesday in eighth place in the Eastern Conference.

Rookie LaMelo Ball (wrist) and fellow guard Malik Monk (ankle) both returned Saturday from injuries that kept them out for multiple weeks. Gordon Hayward has been out since early April with a sprained right foot. Additionally, P.J. Washington will miss Tuesday night’s game for personal reasons.

Charlotte has lost three of its past four games and plays at Detroit on Tuesday before starting a five-game homestand.

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