The Kings announced today that power forward Jason Thompson has a non-displaced fracture in the sesamoid bone of his right big toe.
No word on how the injury occurred, but Thompson will be in a walking boot for the next four-to-six weeks. That would put him out of action until around mid-July, leaving plenty of time before NBA training camps begin (if no extended lockout) even factoring in the subsequent rehabilitation.
Let’s hope the injury is as minor as it sounds and a couple months off will be enough. Thompson proved himself last season as a valuable third big man behind DeMarcus Cousins and Samuel Dalembert. If Dalembert bolts via free agency, Thompson will become even more important.
According to his Twitter account, JT has spent some of the offseason in his native New Jersey. He’s been in Sac the last couple of days and has already started a strength and conditioning program despite the toe injury.
Good to get the injuries out of the way in June.