Thunder head coach Mark Daigneault said prior to Tuesday's 103-99 loss to the Kings that Gilgeous-Alexander (foot) is still recovering from a "significant tear" in his plantar fascia, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports. "It's not something that you should really mess around with," Daigneault said. "If we got aggressive with him, it could compromise him long term, which makes no sense for us for a player that is as important to our franchise as he is." Gilgeous-Alexander will almost certainly miss Oklahoma City's final six games of the season, given the tenor of Daigneault's comments about the injury along with the fact that the 21-45 Thunder are already eliminated from postseason contention. Daigneault's update comes a little more than two weeks after he said Gilgeous-Alexander wasn't progressing as quickly as hoped in his recovery from the right foot injury, which he developed shortly after the All-Star break. With Gilgeous-Alexander on the shelf for good, Theo Maledon and Ty Jerome should handle point guard duties for the Thunder for the remainder of the season, just as they have been for the past five-plus weeks. Meanwhile, Gilgeous-Alexander will turn his focus toward getting healthy for the summer, when he's expected to train with the Canadian national team as it attempts to qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, which are set to begin in late July.
Gilgeous-Alexander (foot) is out for at least two more weeks, Rylan Stiles of BricktownBuckets.com reports. Gilgeous-Alexander, who has been out since March 24 with plantar fasciitis, won't be able to return until May 1 at the earliest, and there's certainly a chance he'll be out the remainder of the season. Theo Maledon and Ty Jerome should continue seeing expanded roles.
Gilgeous-Alexander (foot) is listed as out for Friday's game against Detroit. It's still unclear whether Gilgeous-Alexander could potentially return this season. The team is not battling for the playoffs, so it wouldn't be a shock to see the team continue to sit the starting guard.
Gilgeous-Alexander (foot) will be reevaluated in mid-April, Rylan Stiles of BricktownBuckets.com reports. Plantar fasciitis can be a tough injury to shake, and Gilegeous-Alexander could end up missing nearly a month due to the injury. As he remains out, Theo Maledon, Ty Jerome and Svi Mykhailiuk should continue seeing extra run.
Coach Mark Daigneault said Wednesday that Gilgeous-Alexander (foot) will likely miss a "significant amount of time" as he battles plantar fasciitis, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports. The Thunder haven't released a firm timetable, but plantar fasciitis is well known as a difficult injury, so it wouldn't be a surprise if Gilgeous-Alexander ultimately misses a decent chunk of time -- particularly with Oklahoma City in the midst of a rebuilding season. For now, it's safe to rule Gilgeous-Alexander out for at least the rest of the week, but fantasy managers should be prepared for an absence that could span several weeks. In the meantime, expect Theo Maledon and Ty Jerome to continue picking up increased minutes in the backcourt, while recent addition Svi Mykhailiuk could also shoulder a heavier workload.
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