De’Aaron Fox suffers ankle injury at practice, Kings medical team doing testing to determine severity of injury
Sacramento Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox suffered an apparent ankle sprain at practice on Monday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe of ESPN.
The medical team is doing testing to determine the severity of the injury and if Fox needs to miss any time:
Sacramento's De'Aaron Fox suffered an apparent ankle sprain at practice today, sources tell @wojespn and me. Kings medical team is doing testing to determine the severity of the injury, and if Fox needs to miss any time, sources say.
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) November 11, 2019
Fox is averaging 18.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game on the season. He’s shooting 43.0 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.0 percent from the free-throw line.
The Kings are 3-6 on the season. Fox is the franchise player in Sacramento. Kings fans are holding their breaths and hoping the lefty didn’t suffer a serious injury.
Fox put up 11.6 points and 4.4 assists as a rookie in 2017-18. Last season, Fox averaged 17.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 7.3 assists — making that second-year jump Sacramento wanted to see.
Fox improved his shooting numbers last season, too. The Kings’ floor general shot 45.8 percent from the field, 37.1 percent from the 3-point line and 72.7 percent from the charity stripe.
The Kings have already given the keys to the offense to Fox, who is wise beyond his years. The speedster withdrew from Team USA before the FIBA World Cup and started to focus on the upcoming season. He wants to be the guy who leads Sacramento back to the playoffs after more than a decade of postseason drought.