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Tyreke Evans is considering laser foot procedure

Posted on: December 28, 2010 1:37 am
Edited on: August 14, 2011 9:52 pm
Sacramento Kings guard Tyreke Evans is considering undergoing a foot procedure that could see him miss an extended period of time.tyreke-evans-feet Posted by Ben Golliver 
The NBA's reigning Rookie of the Year, Sacramento Kings guard Tyreke Evans, has been hobbled by plantar fasciitis, a painful foot condition that caused him to see a foot specialist earlier this season, undergo additional testing, and miss some time. reports that Evans told reporters following Monday night's game between the Kings and the Los Angeles Clippers that he is considering a procedure on his ailing left foot that could sideline him for an extended period of time. 
Kings guard Tyreke Evans let slip in his post game interview that he and his agent discussed a procedure today that would shelve last year’s rookie of the year for 3-4 months. Evans did not give a specific name for the procedure but it would hopefully relieve the pain and discomfort of the plantar fasciitis in his left foot.  
"I talked to my agent today and I was thinking about, maybe getting something done to it earlier, I would probably miss three months or something, I don’t know."
Evans is waiting for his agent to get back to him with a possible timetable for the procedure but at this point, nothing seems definite.
NBA Fanhouse reports on Twitter that the procedure involves lasers!
Evans is considering a left foot procedure involving lasers to heal his plantar fasciitis. It would put him out 3-4 months. A source close to him says he had already decided to do procedure soon, but wonders if his 32-pt outing might cause him to rethink it. Plan B would be for Evans to do it near All-Star break. Plan C - which doesn't seem likely - would be for him to not do it at all.

The news is disappointing, but not unexpected for Kings fans, who have watched Evans take a step back in terms of his effectiveness and explosiveness this season because of the foot pain. The Kings are already lottery-bound, holding the league's worst record at 5-23, so there's very little sense in putting Evans out on the court if the pain in continuing.

Despite the pain, Evans went for 32 points, three rebounds and three assists in 40 minutes on Monday night. The Kings lost to the Clippers, 100-99. On the season, he is averaging 16.2 points, 5.2 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game.


Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: December 28, 2010 5:40 am

Tyreke Evans is considering laser foot procedure

good for everybody...Sacramento is going south..Evans too!!..better take a break...start rebuild in february and aims to have Evans fresh and healty next season with some talent around and 1 or 2 veterans that could develop him(also off-field)
players like him if they have a meaningless season may have serious problem of motivation and this dissatisfaction could lead even in following seasons
he is the only real player on the roster

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