Prior to their game on Wednesday (ET) against the Memphis Grizzlies, the Oklahoma City Thunder ruled out guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander with a right foot plantar fasciitis.
Head coach Mark Daigneault shared more details pre-game.
"I don't wanna use long-term because it's vague. But it is no day-to-day. This one is an injury that we need to now take a look at."
Thunder G Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to be out for extended period with right foot plantar fasciitis:- Bryan Keating (@KOCOKeating) March 25, 2021
Mark Daigneault: "It's not day-to-day, it's going to be a more significant amount of time...this one is an injury that we need to take a look at" (1) pic.twitter.com/CoDbPIuLIR
So far this season, the Canadian guard has featured in 35 of the team's 43 games while averaging career-highs of 23.7 points and 5.9 assists on 50.8% shooting from the field.
In late February, he erupted for a career-high 42 where he knocked down a career-high six 3-pointers in a close win against the San Antonio Spurs.
Not mentioning a single play where Gilgeous-Alexander could have been injured, Daigneault suggested "it can kind of added up and got to this point"
"It sounds like it was a little bit more cumulative, I don't think it's something that happened on a particular play"
The 22-year-old guard is coming off a short offseason having competed in a seven-game first-round series against the Houston Rockets in the Orlando bubble this past August. He could potentially be looking at a second consecutive short offseason if he represents the Canadian National Team in the Olympics.
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