Sacramento Kings forward DaQuan Jeffries just cannot catch a break. During his first on court action following a prolonged absence due to back soreness, the Kings athletic second-year wing rolled his left ankle when coming down on a teammate’s foot during practice Tuesday.
An MRI was performed on Wednesday revealing a Grade 3 sprain. Jeffries will be re-evaluated in six weeks according to the team.
The former Tulsa standout played primarily for the Kings’ G-League squad in Stockton last season before shining with the parent team during their eight-game bubble appearance last summer. He was rewarded with a guaranteed contract with the Kings for the 2020-21 season and was expected to be in the bench rotation.
Point guard De’Aaron Fox suffered a similar injury last season and missed 17 games as a result. Fox came back much sooner than expected so we will see if DaQuan has similar super healing powers as well.