SACRAMENTO KINGS

Sasha Vezenkov will be reevaluated in 7-14 days with moderate ankle sprain

Jan 24, 2024, 4:06 PM

Sasha Vezenkov #7 of the Sacramento Kings celebrates a three-point shot during the first half of th...

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - DECEMBER 08: Sasha Vezenkov #7 of the Sacramento Kings celebrates a three-point shot during the first half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Footprint Center on December 08, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Kings defeated the Suns 114-106. 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 Kelsey Grant/Getty Images)

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During Monday’s matchup against the Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings’ forward Sasha Vezenkov suffered a moderate right ankle sprain.

He was cleared to return to action that night but did not check back into the game. Per the Kings, he will be reevaluated in 7-14 days.

Kings forward Sasha Vezenkov injured his right ankle during the third quarter of Monday night’s game versus the Atlanta Hawks. Imaging confirmed Vezenkov suffered a moderate right ankle sprain. Vezenkov will be listed as out versus the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night and will be re-evaluated in 7-14 days.

  • Sacramento Kings Communications (1/24/24)

The reigning Euroleague MVP has played 33 games for Sacramento, averaging 5.7 points and 2.6 rebounds on 45.6 percent from the field, including 37.5 percent from three on 2.9 attempts per game.

Based on the provided timeline, Sasha Vezenkov is expected to miss at least four games, with eight scheduled within the next 14 days. Ironically, the NBA trade deadline is currently 15 days away.

When is the next Sacramento Kings game?

Sacramento will come face-to-face with its Northern California rival, the Golden State Warriors, for the fourth and final time this season when the two teams face off on Thursday night at Chase Center.

The Kings have been seeking their first regular season win on Golden State’s home floor since February 25, 2020, as they have lost their last seven matchups in San Francisco.

Sacramento secured a nail-biting win over the Warriors during their most recent matchup on November 28th, thanks to Malik Monk’s game-winner.

 

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Thursday’s game will start a season-long, seven-game road trip for the Kings, who won’t return home until February 7th.

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

Upcoming Schedule

  • Thursday, January 25th – Sacramento Kings @ Golden State Warriors – 7:00 PM PST
  • Saturday, January 27th – Sacramento Kings @ Dallas Mavericks – 6:00 PM PST
  • Monday, January 29th – Sacramento Kings @ Memphis Grizzlies – 5:00 PM PST
  • Wednesday, January 31st – Sacramento Kings @ Miami Heat – 4:30 PM PST
  • Friday, February 2nd – Sacramento Kings @ Indiana Pacers – 4:30 PM PST

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Sasha Vezenkov will be reevaluated in 7-14 days with moderate ankle sprain