CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) _ Charlotte Hornets forward Otis Thorpe will be out for four weeks after straining a muscle in his left foot.

Thorpe received an injection of cortisone in his heel Tuesday.

Before being placed on the injured list Nov. 16, Thorpe was average 3.0 points and 1.7 rebounds in six games this season.

Thorpe is a 17-year veteran who joined the Hornets in the Aug. 1 trade with the Miami Heat that also brought Jamal Mashburn, P.J. Brown and Tim James to Charlotte.