De’Aaron Fox returns from quad injury: Starts against Hornets


De’Aaron Fox was initially ruled out for two weeks, but he returned against the Hornets.  Continue reading for the lowdown on his performance.

De’Aaron Fox had a partial tear in his quad, and the Sacramento Kings ruled him out for two weeks on Dec. 22.  You can read the full story about the injury here.  It turns out Fox made a speedy recovery as he returned against the Charlotte Hornets on Jan. 2.  Let us take a closer look at how Fox performed in that game.

Fox drew the start on Tuesday and played 33 minutes in the game.  He had 17 points, three rebounds, four assists, one steal, one 3-pointer made and three turnovers.  Fox shot five of 12 from the field and six of eight from the charity stripe as well.  Overall, Fox played well in the blowout loss.  The team, in general, did not play a great deal of defense and that included the rookie.  Below is a highlight video of the game.

What the news means

On the injury front, it was fantastic to see Fox return and play 33 minutes.  He also displayed his dazzling speed and showed no hesitancy coming off the quad injury.  Leg muscle injuries can be tricky and have a high rate of reoccurrence.  Luckily, the Kings the next game is on Saturday as they host the Denver Nuggets.  Fox should be ready to go and have no restrictions after a few days rest.  Hopefully, he can put the injury behind him and continue his development throughout 2018.

Final thoughts

The Sacramento Kings got some good news on Jan. 2 as their star rookie De’Aaron Fox returned to action.  Fox started and played significant minutes without a setback.  It looks like this quad injury may be fully behind him.  Hopefully, he can make 2018 the year he cemented himself as franchise piece of the Kings.  Only time will tell.

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