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Friday, November 6th, 2009 at 9:00 am  |  35 responses

Kevin Martin’s Wrist is Fractured

by Marcel Mutoni / @marcel_mutoni

The Kings’ best player — and really, only hope to make this season somewhat tolerable — has a difficult decision to make about his injured wrist. His options are all awful.

Martin, who was off to a scorching start this season, is expected to make an announcement to the team today about what to do with his fractured wrist.

The Bee reports:

Martin could miss six-to-eight weeks after an MRI of his left wrist showed a non-displaced hairline fracture of the navicular bone. Martin has three options to deal with this injury:

1. He can have his wrist put in a cast for six-to-eight weeks. 2. He can have surgery with screws inserted and miss eight weeks. 3. He could try to play through the pain, like he did Wednesday night against Atlanta. “I’m going to turn the phone of early tonight and get some good sleep on it and I’ll to make a decision on it tomorrow,” Martin said. Martin is sure to receive several texts and calls advising him of what he should do. Martin certainly didn’t expect to learn he had a broken wrist, especially after playing with it Wednesday.

The Kings were already expected to have a terrible season, but now, there’s no telling just how low they will sink.

Martin’s decision — whatever it may be — won’t do anything to alter that reality.

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  • http://www.myspace.com/freedmusic fredd

    just what the Kings needed ……. damn … some have all, others don’t. At least they’ll let play the youngsters ….. poor Sacramento fans ….

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    toughest break…solidarity to Sac Town fans!

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    maybe Tyreke Evans plays off guard better than PG..

  • tavoris

    this sux.

  • http://myspace.com/brandnew Bryan

    Move tyreke evans off the ball.

  • MikeC.

    I thought the Kings were in Vegas already…

  • http://www.twofistedpress.com Pve84

    Damn. Of course you can move Evans off the ball, but I think it’s best for the Kings to get him used to running the point so he can have some experience when he and Martin play together again.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    They could sure use Francisco Garcia right now.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Damn, i’d accept a broken wrist in exchange for scoring 48 points!!

  • http://www.another48minutes.com Gerard Himself

    Man, the Kings can’t catch a “break”. Sorry.

  • http://www.digitalthread.com AlbertBarr

    Life as a Kings fan sucks right now. I was already missing Francisco when Nocioni got his DUI and now with Martin down…where will we get our scoring?

  • tavoris

    TADOne, they also could use Rashad McCants right now…

  • sixersforlife_85

    Sorry for the ignorance but where is Francisco? Is he injured?

  • sixersforlife_85

    Don’t worry just found out he’s out with a wrist thing as well.

  • http://slamonline.com walt williams

    If our kings aren’t drunk, they are soft..

  • http://slam lil kobe

    isn”t it funny how martin always gets off to a fast start then gets injured.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Man, get well Kevin.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    This dude is kind of fragile.

  • d.j.

    wow say it isnt so… one of the top 3 scorers in the L

  • http://slamonline.com/ Spaceship Jay

    If he scored the 48 with that injury, I may have not have said anything if I were him.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    my fantasy team just took a duece

  • la huey

    got some hardcore fapping going on in the king’s clubhouse.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    My unofficial SLAM fantasy league team is dunzo now…

  • aarons

    just sit out and let the wrist heal.. kings werent going anywhere this season anyway and were aleady projected to be worst in the nba.. how much worse could it get?

  • doozie

    lol. the kings were the worst team in the L with martin last season. then they got worse in the offseason while the best teams got better. now nocioni is out and their best playa is injured….wow. minutes for ‘reke evans at any rate.

  • Zut

    il est sur mon équipe de fantaisie

  • http://www.digitalthread.com AlbertBarr

    Francisco injured his wrist falling off a yoga ball.

  • http://www.another48minutes.com Gerard Himself

    AlbertBarr: not really.

  • http://www.myspace.com/kaz1 Forrest Crunk

    Now is the time for “the fastest of the court sprint” to shake off those rookie jitters and assert himself.

  • bargnasty

    all he needs is a pair of kitten mittons

  • http://myspace kenneth chavis

    you know, the kings will end up with the worst record this season….them or the bobcats or t wolves, but now that his wrist is injured it might affect his entire career because he is a shooter and he already had a funny looking shot, lol

  • gkat

    A great player, just can’t stay healthy for some reason… He needs to work on that frame a bit. He does not appear to be too strong…

  • dma

    the good news is they’ll end up with the worse record and best chance to get #1 pick. the bad is they won’t get the first pick again.

  • rog123

    Anyone know who is the favorite for #1 overall draft pick 2010??

  • tavoris

    rog…that would be one John Wall.

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