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DaQuan Jeffries will miss extended time with ankle sprain, per report

Jeffries injured his ankle before last night's game.

Sacramento Kings forward DaQuan Jeffries will miss "an extended period of time" with a Grade 3 ankle sprain, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.

Jeffries was originally expected to be the primary back-up at the wing position behind Harrison Barnes.

This injury is unfortunate in a few different ways for the Kings. First, Jeffries had missed the first few games of the season with back spasms and was just getting healthy enough to return to action. The injury happened Tuesday before the game when Jeffries landed on someone's foot during a workout.

It's also unfortunate for the Kings as they could use another versatile wing. Last night the Kings were absolutely torched by Michael Porter Jr, who feasted as he was guarded by Cory Joseph and Nemanja Bjelica. The Kings do also have Glenn Robinson III for wing depth, and it's unclear why Luke Walton chose not to use him against the Nuggets.

To get an idea of the timeline, Ja Morant recently suffered a Grade 2 ankle sprain and is expected to miss 3-5 weeks.

We'll hope Jeffries has a speedy and full recovery. His play was one of the bright spots for the Kings in Orlando last season, and it would be nice to see what he can bring to the squad.

Update: The Kings have announced that Jeffries will be re-evaluated in six weeks. This means Jeffries would miss approximately 25 games on top of the four he's already missed, and could miss more depending on the actual recovery time.

 

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SactownSportsfan
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December 30, 2020 12:27 pm

Poop. Dude makes some splash plays and has good energy on defense. Don’t know how much this means for the rotation though if Luke doesn’t even play our backup 3 during an entire game.

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December 30, 2020 4:37 pm

Maybe Jeffries is intended to be the backup 3?

SMF-PDXConnection
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December 30, 2020 1:07 pm

Rest up and recover well, DaQuan.

One of my biggest fears (and I’m sure many players share it) is if these guys get injured and need medical attention this season.

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December 30, 2020 1:17 pm

Which reminds me….Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask:

Anyone want to join a fantasy basketball league?

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December 30, 2020 1:19 pm
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I’m already a part (and founding member) of this blog’s fantasy league (stretching back to the previous site). I appreciate the offer, but I’ve got my hands full with this crew.

Good luck, though!

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December 30, 2020 4:38 pm

Wait why is that your fear? I imagine that the doctors they work with will have separate spaces from any COVID medical facilities, since they’ll likely be highly paid specialists.

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December 30, 2020 2:25 pm

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

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December 30, 2020 4:47 pm

Are ankle sprains contagious? Asking for a friend.

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December 30, 2020 8:22 pm

Studies have shown that standing six feet apart can reduce the likelihood of stepping on someone else’s foot.

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December 30, 2020 9:27 pm

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand so much more!

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December 31, 2020 9:14 am

True story, I once rolled my ankle in a soccer game and fell into a teammate who subsequently rolled his.

So yes, they are contagious.

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