Sacramento Kings’ Carl Landry to miss 3-4 months with torn hip flexor

Sep 30, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings forward Carl Landry (24) at Kings Practice Facility. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

You knew the preseason couldn’t go completely flawless, right?

According to CBS Sports, the Sacramento Kings’ main free agent acquisition in the offseason will now miss the first 3-4 months of the season after suffering a torn hip flexor.

The Kings received a serious blow to their frontcourt Monday as forward Carl Landry will miss 3-4 months after hip flexor surgery, the team announced.

Landry suffered a tear in his left hip flexor during a recent training camp practice. He will have surgery to repair it Tuesday morning in Philadelphia.

Landry, who had not taken part on either of the Kings’ first two preseason games was thought to only have calf strain, but further tests revealed the torn flexor.

It’s a tough blow as Landry was slated to play significant minutes, even if he came off the bench as expected.

Thankfully, there’s no deeper position on the team so it’s likely Jason Thompson, who would have played more center if Landry was healthy, will continue to play a large handful of minutes at power forward while Chuck Hayes sees an increase in playing time.

Topics: Carl Landry, Sacramento Kings

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