Bobcats veteran forward Eduardo Najera says he wants to continue playing in the NBA despite a fractured frontal bone that required reconstructive surgery leaving him with a mesh screen and 12 screws in his forehead.
The 35-year-old Najera says doctors told him he was fortunate to escape brain damage after taking an elbow to the head from Milwaukee's Jon Brockman that left his forehead indented on April 6. Known as one of the tougher players on the Charlotte roster, Najera says it was "a scary moment" and he knew "something was wrong right away" after the collision.
Najera is out for the remainder of this season.
He can begin exercising in about four weeks and play next season. His contract is about to expire and he'll be a free agent.