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No update today on Tyrese Haliburton’s knee injury

Sacramento's star rookie is out tomorrow against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

According to multiple media members, the Sacramento Kings will not be providing an injury update after Tyrese Haliburton's MRI on Monday morning. No reasons have been provided for the lack of information.

The Rookie of the Year candidate sustained a nasty-looking knee injury in the third quarter of a win over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday evening. After tripping over Josh Richardson's foot while bringing the ball across half-court, Haliburton took an awkward step and seemed to jam his knee leg into the floor at a bad angle. Sacramento's future star immediately hobbled to the sideline and was helped to the locker room by multiple teammates.

Although no update was provided by the team on Monday, Haliburton has been listed as out with an "unspecified knee injury" for Tuesday's contest against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Head Coach Luke Walton described Haliburton as in "good spirits" after the game on Monday, and the rookie guard also shared a positive tweet last night.

No news is better than bad news, but the entire kingdom will be fored to wait another day in antipicaption of his MRI results. We'll keep you updated as the team continues to share information.

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May 3, 2021 6:33 pm

I have the feeling it’s either bad news seeking a second opinion or it’s incompetence on the part of Kings medical staff or management to not announce it. Neither is good.

May 3, 2021 6:59 pm
Reply to  HarveySpecter

I have torn my ACL and can say for a fact that any decent doctor esp an orthopedic surgeon or physical therapist does NOT need an MRI to tell if the ACL is busted. All you have to do is wiggle the knee in the right way and if it has too much give you know the ligament is busted. The MRI serves as confirmation and the extent of the damage (MCL, cartilidge), and fact the training staff was “optimistic” means they felt there was a proper amount of stability in the knee and that the ACL was in tact.

I may be wrong but I think the delay is a positive sign because if the ACL is torn then that’s all there is to it and there would be no delay. If it is somewhere in between mild to moderate sprain then thats when you strategize as to the best treatment ,including if it was a cartilige tear and he needs to go in for a scope.

This is just speculation on my part too, but the ACL would snap like a twig if you come down full force and your knee does not bend, and hyperextends, that it is not pretty. The fact that he hyperextended while still maintaining some forward momentum may have lessened the force and torque that often results in a complete tear. Again I am speculating but I certainly do not think the delay is a negative sign.

And if I recall Marvin went down with a nasty looking knee injury last year and the team was relatively late on releasing the extent of that injury, I think it was over 24 hours, and it turned out to be not as bad as it looked.

May 4, 2021 7:43 am
Reply to  kings4ever

yea the top part has been my experience, not just the knee. I once had three UCD doctors put me in a stirrup (shout out Eric Heiden!), put me through the wiggles, BOOM diagnosis.

More impressive though, in December I tore my trapezius, and the lengths they went through on physical examination to isolate the muscle was damn impressive. Each time I went back for a status update they put me through those movements to slowly isolate all the parts of my back, neck, shoulder, and arms. It was impressive what they could learn just from a physical examination.

May 4, 2021 9:01 am
Reply to  HarveySpecter

Vivek is a genius. Why the need for a second opinion when Vivek’s opinion is two-seconds ahead?
In the words of our illustrious president: C’mon, man …

May 3, 2021 6:42 pm

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Get well Hali

May 3, 2021 6:54 pm

I’m speculating in my head, but afraid to say it out loud.

They know what’s up. Probably had the MRI results last night or early this morning

May 3, 2021 6:56 pm
Reply to  ScottyPop

And I’ll just add.

This fucking blows.

May 3, 2021 7:22 pm

This is bad

May 3, 2021 7:45 pm

Bogi had a similar injury this year which looked a lot worse and only missed 25 games. Well not only but the season is almost over. It’s either a bone bruise or knee strain at best

May 3, 2021 8:54 pm

Best rookie we’ve had in decades and then this happens. We’re definitely cursed. Hopefully he can make a full recovery and play again at some point next season.

May 3, 2021 9:33 pm

I don’t necessarily believe the kings medical team sucks at providing medical care. I absolutely believe they suck at communicating medical info. Every time they need to actually speak, they fumble and have to correct themselves.

One conspiracy theory I do believe is that Matina installed an inferior sports science/medicine dept. because the incumbent team was too vocal in their displeasure with the people in charge of basketball ops.

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May 4, 2021 8:29 am
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May 3, 2021 11:00 pm

There’s probably an innocuous reason for this, but why can’t anything be normal with the Kings?

May 4, 2021 12:04 am

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May 4, 2021 9:35 am
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May 4, 2021 12:14 am

“Honey, are we going for our walk later today?”

“Not now…I’m waiting to see if Tyrese is ok.”

“Honey, did you pay the electricity bill?”

“Hold on–I’m trying to figure out what happened to Tyrese.”

“Honey, whatever you left on the stove is burning.”

“Just give me a minute! I need to know if Tyrese is ok!”

May 4, 2021 8:19 am
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May 4, 2021 2:16 pm


Today there is no update

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