Trey Lyles outlines his left calf injury and current progress

Oct 31, 2023, 2:50 PM | Updated: 3:18 pm

Trey Lyles #41 of the Sacramento Kings shoots over Dario Saric #20 of the Golden State Warriors dur...

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 15: Trey Lyles #41 of the Sacramento Kings shoots over Dario Saric #20 of the Golden State Warriors during the first half of an NBA basketball game at Golden 1 Center on October 15, 2023 in Sacramento, California. 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 Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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Sacramento Kings forward Trey Lyles spoke with the media Tuesday afternoon for the first time since straining his left calf while warming up for preseason action against the Golden State Warriors. He has not played in the first three regular season games and did not participate in today’s practice, leaving him highly unlikely to participate in tomorrow’s matchup with the Warriors.

“I went out there to warm-up, did my regular warm-up routine, and just didn’t feel right,” Trey Lyles said. “Come to find out, I strained my calf during the warmup.”

The forward was seen individually working out for nearly 20 minutes after the team’s practice and appeared to be moving well. Lyles shared that there is no pain. He’s been cautiously waiting until he’s “more sure of it, confident in it.”

“I feel alright right now, but I think there’s just another percentage or another level I could get to of comfortability, and I’ll be out there,” Lyles said.

The 27-year-old, who turns 28 on Nov. 5th, has been working closely with the training staff as this is the first calf injury he’s dealt with in his nine-year NBA career.

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“I feel like I can help in different ways, so it’s tough for me just to sit back and watch,” Lyles said. “But, I’m just trying to be a good teammate in practice and, of course, in the games and build guys up. Hopefully, once I’m back, they’ll be doing the same.” Trey Lyles hopes to participate in the team’s next practice, which will take place on Thursday or Friday. 

With De’Aaron Fox’s recent ankle injury and Lyles’s current unavailability, the Sacramento Kings will need to lean on their depth for the near future.

When is the next Sacramento Kings Game?

Did somebody ask for more Kings vs. Warriors?

For what seems like the 100th time over the past 101 games, Sacramento and Golden State will meet once again on Wednesday night–the second time over the first four games of the regular season.

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 downtown San Francisco.

Upcoming Sacramento Kings Schedule

  • Wednesday, November 1st – Sacramento Kings @ Golden State Warriors – 7 PM PST
  • Saturday, November 4th – Sacramento Kings @ Houston Rockets – 5 PM PST
  • Monday, November 6th – Sacramento Kings @ Houston Rockets – 5 PM PST
  • Wednesday, November 8th – Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trail Blazers – 7 PM PST
  • Friday, November 10th – Sacramento Kings vs. Oklahoma City Thunder** – 7 PM PST

** NBA In-Season Tournament Group Play

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