Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 at 9:00 am  |  23 responses

Foot Procedure to Sideline Tyreke Evans 3-4 Months?

by Marcel Mutoni@marcel_mutoni

Tyreke Evans‘ struggles with plantar fasciitis this season have been well-chronicled. The painful ailment has led to inconsistent play, adding to the struggling Kings‘ troubles.

In order to heal, Sacramento’s floor general may have to sit out a large chunk of the remainder of the regular season.

Evans told the media that it might be best if he shut it down for a while and let his left foot heal completely. After his encouraging performance against the Clippers (32 points in a loss) on Monday night, the decision won’t come easily.

From the Sac Bee:

After the Kings’ 100-99 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers at Arco Arena, Evans said he’s considering having a procedure on his left foot that would keep him out three to four months … Evans looked like himself for the first time in a while, finishing with a game-high 32 points. Earlier in the day, he had spoken with his agent, Bob Myers, about possibly having a procedure to alleviate his pain from plantar fasciitis in his left foot.

“If I keep playing that way, I still might get it,” Evans said. “I’m just going to see what happens.” Evans said if he does undergo the procedure, he likely would have it around the All-Star break in February. The way he played Monday might give Evans reason not to have the procedure. He was aggressive and made plays late in the game that kept the Kings close. Evans said his foot still bothers him but tends to feel better throughout the day. “It’s tough, especially in the morning,” Evans said “A lot of people have had it in the NBA. I just have to try to be a warrior and try to play through it.” Evans had been adamant this season about not missing any time because of the injury. He sat out one game, Dec. 14 in Houston, but was back on the floor the next night in New Orleans.

Riding an eight-game losing streak (and leading the team with the NBA’s worst record), there isn’t much reason for ‘Reke Havoc to be out on the floor with an injury. Why not get the procedure done now and come back at 100%?

Who knows: the Kings may even luck into a solid lottery pick next summer, providing Evans with the help he so desperately needs going forward.

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  • http://google c_cantrell

    another great player fallen victum to injury

  • chinhooper

    i’m a fan from china ,i think te has a little overrate.in china ,we’re always saying that he is the LBJ in PG,he will have a bright future.but i thoughe curry is better than him.
    and i really think that,branden jennines will be the next stven mabury.

  • tRay

    Foot injuries are a b*tch

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    It’s not like they can get worse.

  • spit hot fiyah

    @ fan from china: your last line, you mean that in a good or bad way, maybe u just was BJ to hoop in china

  • http://shinefluid@aol.com just bcuz

    he hasnt been himself all year…just get the procedure so u can get back fully healthy…its not like the team is going anywhere this year

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    I really h@te injuries.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Do it now. Get better. And wtf is laser foot surgery? Sounds like a dr evil idea

  • http://google c_cantrell

    any of my SLAM friends have any random authographed nba stuff that yal would like to get rid of? there is a hospital not too far from where i live that is full of children who know their days are numbered.. sometimes athletes come to see them but not very often.. but giving them something autographed by a pro (of any sport really) just puts such a huge smile on thier face and delight in thier hearts.. it just makes thier day yal.. so do something special and make yourself a blessing to someone else much less fortunate.. if anyone is interested just leave a comment and il get you my address somehow and deliver to these kids.. thanks

  • Jake the snake

    @ c_cantrell

    why don’t you give the name of the hospital so people can send to the kids themselves.

    Just to make sure youre not trying to add you your own personal collection to sell on ebay.
    have a good day

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    “With the #1 overall pick in the 2011 draft, the Sacramento Kings select:”

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper


  • LD

    So, he really did have a lead foot. His highway speading was a real medical condition. Who knew.

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    I think this will be best for both the team and for ‘Reke. Shut him down and you get a chance at another high lottery pick, Cousins will be given more responsibility and hopefully mature so that he’s ready to be Tyreke’s partner when he gets back. Also, the sooner they do it the better, why do it in February and risk missing some of the off-season training period with it.

  • Omar

    Shut it down ‘Reke so you can be back for the playoffs : )

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    This is kinda like a big FU to westphal who is fighting for his job.

  • big d

    u are the best in the nba reke its ok to shut it down

  • bnets

    one hit wonder

  • slamfan4life


  • T-Money

    Omar, I hope that’s sarcasm.

    If you really mean that, well that means he’ll be back in 2014 when the Kings might be in contention for a 6-8 seed.

  • Yep

    cosign LD
    ha! my man, driving 20000 over tha limit

  • Omar

    @ T-Money it is but if he wants to shut it down for that long, that’s fine with me. I’m not a fan of his or The Kings. I don’t think Tyreke can be your best player and take you to the playoffs.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    the hospital is st. judes and hillcrest..
    both are in tulsa, oklahoma..
    send anything yourselves it doesnt make a difference to me one way or the other how it gets there.. but im serious yal this is no scam or anything like that.. this kinda stuff really does lift these kids spirits.. iv seen it several times and am trying to do something good to touch these kids lives in a postive way.. if yal can find it in yals hearts to give then give.. but dont criticize what im trying to do to help others