Kevin Huerter took a premature exit in the Sacramento Kings’ 96-91 road win over the Brooklyn Nets due to an apparent right hamstring injury. Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, he will take an MRI this Friday.
Huerter only managed to play six minutes on the said contest, as he was eventually ruled out by the Kins early. As told by James Ham of ESPN130, the hotshot could have sustained a hamstring strain, but there’s optimism swirling around the club that the timetable of recovery won’t be that long.
Commonly, a grade 1 strain may last up to three days of recovery, but grades 2 and 3 will ultimately require a lengthy absence of around weeks or months.
In his first year as a King upon being traded by the Atlanta Hawks last offseason, Huerter was a huge revelation for the club given his marksmanship and hot production. He is averaging career highs in points (15.2), field goal shooting (48.9%) and three-point accuracy (41.0%) that helps Kings to boast the top-rated offense of the league this season.
His sizzling contributions also allowed Sacramento to finally emerge and be on the cusp of breaking their 16-year postseason drought.
With him set to be out, coach Mike Brown will look for sixth man Malik Monk to start in place for Huerter. Terrence Davis and Davion Mitchell may also see some added minute exposure for the next few games.