December 22, 2017, 10:41 pm
Kings guard De’Aaron Fox has a partially torn quad and will be out for a minimum of two weeks.
The severity of the injury was discovered after Fox had an MRI and was reported by James Ham on Friday night.
Fox suffered the injury in the first game of the Kings’ four-game road trip against the Wolves.
Fox then sat against the Raptors after being diagnosed with a contusion on his quad. He returned to action on Tuesday when the Kings played the Sixers and it was stated that he wasn’t able to get good lift. He sat the following game the next day against the Nets.
The rookie guard has averaged 9.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists for the Kings.
Fox had also become a fixture in the Kings starting lineup. After coming off the bench in 12 of the team’s first 14 games, Fox was implemented into the starting five for 14 of the next 15 games he played.
It’s important to note that a contusion is a common initial diagnosis following trauma. MRI will clarify location & extent of the injury, “shifting” the diagnosis to a strain. Happened here & w/ Gallinari. https://t.co/lGHdGWiytg
— Jeff Stotts (@InStreetClothes) December 23, 2017