NBA: Kings' Fox to miss 3-4 weeks with sprained ankle

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Posted at Nov 12 2019 10:37 AM

Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox (5) shoots the ball as Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol (33) defends in the first half at Scotiabank Arena. Dan Hamilton, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox is expected to miss at least three weeks because of a left ankle sprain, the team announced Monday.

Fox sustained the injury toward the end of practice. He underwent an MRI on the ankle soon afterward to determine the severity of the injury.

The incident disrupts a promising start to the season for Fox, who was averaging a career-high 18.2 points to go along with seven assists in his first nine games. 

The Kings' 2017 first-round pick (No. 5 overall) out of Kentucky has averaged double-digit scoring since he entered the league.

Fox, 21, will be re-evaluated after three to four weeks, according to the team.

Backup guard Cory Joseph, 28, is expected to slide into the starting lineup with Fox out of the mix. Joseph has made 95 starts in 537 career games with the San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, Indiana Pacers and Kings.

This season, Joseph is averaging 6.4 points and 2.2 assists in nine games off the bench.

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