Frank Mason out against Hornets with heel contusion


Frank Mason bruised his heel on Dec. 31 and will miss the Jan. 2 game against the Charlotte Hornets.  Continue reading for more information.

Frank Mason sustained a heel injury in the Sacramento Kings’ New Year’s Eve game against the Memphis Grizzlies.  You can read the full story here.  It did not look good at the time, and we received a New Year’s Day update.  Below is a Tweet from Sean Cunningham on the day before statuses for the Jan. 2 game against the Charlotte Hornets.

What the news means

Mason being ruled out of the game a full 24 hours before is not a positive sign.  That means the injury must be of some significance.  Luckily, the Kings are off until Saturday when they host the Denver Nuggets.  Consider Mason questionable for that game and stay tuned for further updates as they become available.

Who steps up?

With the rookie out, what Sacramento does at the point depends heavily on the status of De’Aaron Fox.  If Fox is out, the Kings will have just one healthy primary point guard in George Hill.  They will shift Garrett Temple and Bogdan Bogdanovic into more playmaking duties as well.  It will be an adjustment for a struggling offensive team, so it will be interesting to see the effects in Tuesday’s game.

Final thoughts

Frank Mason is out on Jan. 2 against the Charlotte Hornets and could miss more time with a heel contusion.  The team has yet to provide a firm update on the injury other than to report X-rays were negative.  Stay tuned for more information on the Mason injury.

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