Sacramento Kings rookie De'Aaron Fox receiving stitches after head injury
From NBA media reports
Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox left Wednesday’s game in Houston during the final minute after hitting his head on the floor as part of scary fall.
Fox was noticeably in pain bleeding and headed to the locker room where he received stitches above his right eye and chin, according to the team.
De'Aaron Fox is currently receiving stitches above his right eye and chin after making contact with the floor during the waning moment's of tonight's game at Houston. More info will be provided as it’s made available.
— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) February 15, 2018
The No. 5 pick in the 2017 Draft is averaging 11.3 points and 4.3 assists while starting 38 of 50 games played this season. Earlier on Wednesday, Fox was selected to replace Lonzo Ball (knee injury) in the 2018 Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars.
According to Jason Jones of The Sacramento Bee, there was no word last night whether or not Fox would be placed in the NBA’s concussion protocol:
A player diagnosed with a concussion under the protocol is not allowed to begin return-to-participation exertion protocol until 24 hours after the time of injury, which would be Thursday night for Fox.
Before a player with a concussion can attempt the return-to-participation exertion protocol, he must be without concussion-related symptoms at rest and be evaluated by a physician.
Only then can the player begin the process, which includes riding a stationary bike, jogging, agility work and non-contact team drills. There is no timetable to complete the process, but it’s not likely the Kings would want Fox to get through the protocol for an exhibition game.