De’Aaron Fox has been ruled out for at least two weeks with a quad tear. Continue reading for more information about the injury and his return.
De’Aaron Fox aggravated an existing quad injury against the Philadelphia 76ers on Dec. 19. It turns out the injury is worse than expected. Below is a tweet from Sean Cunningham, a Kings Radio Reporter, about the extent of the injury.
What the news means
The news went from bad to worse in the last five hours. Fox was originally just ruled out for Saturday’s game as you can read more about here, but now at least two weeks on the sidelines. A re-evaluation in two weeks means Fox likely misses multiple days beyond that going through practice and getting his conditioning in order. At best, he returns to game action on a strict minutes limit in a bit over two weeks.
Who steps up?
I am planting my flag that this is George Hill’s chance to turn his around. Hill can be an exceptional player in the right circumstances, and now he should have the keys to the Kings offense. We should see a different Hill while Fox is out and that could be an exciting proposition.
De’Aaron is out for the next two weeks with a partially torn quad muscle. That is not news Kings fans want to hear, but the team should be okay with Hill and Frank Mason filling in. Not only does Hill have a chance to shine, but Mason has the opportunity at consistent minutes. Mason could continue proving to be a draft steal with that workload. Stay tuned for future updates on De’Aaron Fox’s injury.
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