Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox acknowledges dealing with shoulder injury

Feb 21, 2024, 8:58 AM | Updated: 9:01 am

De'Aaron Fox #5 of the Sacramento Kings dribbles against Alex Caruso #6 of the Chicago Bulls during...

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 03: De'Aaron Fox #5 of the Sacramento Kings dribbles against Alex Caruso #6 of the Chicago Bulls during the first half at the United Center on February 03, 2024 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

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After the Sacramento Kings’ first post-All-Star break practice, De’Aaron Fox acknowledged he’s been dealing with a should injury.

It’s not a tear, but he doesn’t know what exactly it is. And it hasn’t been bad enough to warrant an MRI.

Speaking to the media, Fox explained that the break came at a good time.

“I definitely just needed a couple of days away,” Fox said. “With the issues I have, five days isn’t going to solve it but you definitely need that type of break in the middle of the season… Obviously, it’s not super long and you don’t want it to be super long cause you don’t get out of a groove that you have. I play almost 36 minutes a game, you don’t want to sit down for too long and obviously working out is not the same as playing a game. You want to try to get that rest, but stay in as much rhythm as you can.”

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Through 48 games this season, Fox is averaging 26.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 5.5 assists. The reigning Clutch Player of the Year also talked about where they can improve in the final 28 games of the season, his conversation with Keegan Murray about the Rising Star’s Game, and more.

When is the next game for De’Aaron Fox and the Kings?

Sacramento will enter the All-Star break looking to rest and recover for the final stretch of the regular season.

Once the Kings return from the week-long break, they will face rookie sensation Victor Wembanyama and the San Antonio Spurs–owner of the worst record in the Western Conference–on Thursday, February 22nd, at Golden 1 Center.

Be sure to tune in right here on Sactown Sports 1140 for all of your Kings vs. Spurs coverage, beginning at 5:30 PM PST on Game Night before a 7:00 PM PST tip-off from downtown Sacramento.

Upcoming schedule

  • NBA All-Star break – February 15-21
  • Thursday, February 22nd – Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs – 7:00 PM PST
  • Sunday, February 25th – Sacramento Kings @ Los Angeles Clippers – 6:30 PM PST
  • Monday, February 26th – Sacramento Kings vs. Miami Heat – 7:00 PM PST
  • Wednesday, February 28th – Sacramento Kings @ Denver Nuggets – 6:00 PM PST
  • Friday, March 1st – Sacramento Kings @ Minnesota Timberwolves – 5:00 PM PST

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