Kings’ Vezenkov Sprains Ankle, Out At Least 4-6 Weeks

FEBRUARY 13: Vezenkov has been diagnosed with a grade 3 sprain in his right ankle and will be reevaluated in four-to-six weeks, according to an announcement from the Kings.

FEBRUARY 11: Kings rookie forward Sasha Vezenkov re-aggravated a right ankle sprain this weekend and will miss several weeks of action, per Chris Biderman of The Sacramento Bee (Twitter link).

As Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee (subscriber link) writes, Vezenkov had just rejoined his Sacramento teammates after being sidelined for two weeks due to a sprain in the same ankle.

Vezenkov missed seven games total with that initial ailment, then injured the ankle again in a Saturday practice ahead of today’s ongoing Thunder game, a source informs Anderson.

The 28-year-old reserve, who is the reigning EuroLeague MVP thanks to his efforts with Olympiacos, joined the Kings on a three-year, $20MM deal as a free agent last summer.

In 12.6 minutes per game thus far this season, Vezenkov has averaged 5.6 points on .448/.380/.769 shooting, along with 2.5 rebounds per game. Anderson notes that the forward has been an inconsistent part of Sacramento’s lineups.

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