Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox has suffered a left ankle sprain, the team announced today in a press release. The injury, which Fox sustained during Wednesday’s practice, will be reevaluated in approximately seven-to-10 days, according to the club.
It’s an unfortunate turn of events for Fox and the Kings, who will want their point guard at full strength during their eight seeding games this summer if they hope to make a serious push for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
If it’s a mild sprain, perhaps Fox will be close to returning when he’s evaluated next week. However, a more significant sprain would likely force him out of action for at least some of those seeding games. Given the abridged ramp-up period leading up to the restart, the Kings will want to be cautious with one of their cornerstone players, making sure not to rush him back.
Sacramento’s summer schedule gets underway on July 31 when the team faces the Spurs.