Marvin Bagley III suffers foot injury, gets MRI
Even in the bubble in Orlando, the injury bug keeps coming for Marvin Bagley III and the Sacramento Kings.
On Monday, the team announced that Bagley suffered a right foot injury during Sunday’s practice and underwent an MRI. The Kings are awaiting the results of the test.
Bagley’s injury comes after the team’s best player, point guard De’Aaron Fox, sustained a mild ankle injury last week.
It’s the latest ailment in a frustrating sophomore season for the No.2 overall pick in 2018.
To recall, this 2019-20, Bagley fractured his thumb on opening night that sidelined him until Dec. 11. Right before the New Year, he sprained his left foot, which he then re-aggravated. All in all, the second-year forward hasn’t appeared in a game for the Kings since January, and he played in just 13 of the team’s 64 games prior to the hiatus.
The former Duke Blue Devil averaged 14.2 points,7.5 rebounds while shooting 46.7 percent from the field in his limited action.
Before the restart, Bagley was hopeful that his body would benefit from the six-month layoff, citing that his foot has fully recovered.
“I’m here for one thing and for one thing only, to compete,” the Kings youngster said last week. “I think the quarantine really helped out a lot with healing and giving me time to get in shape, get my body back to what I know it to be.”
After the team’s practice on Monday, head coach Luke Walton said that Marvin Bagley III landed on a teammate’s foot while he was going up for an offensive rebound. Walton provided no update on his prognosis.
Sacramento (28-36) opens up their seeding games against the San Antonio Spurs (27-36) on July 31. They will then take on the Orlando Magic, Dallas Mavericks, New Orleans Pelicans (twice), Brooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers.