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Thornton to miss 1-2 weeks with hematoma

Posted on: January 25, 2012 3:56 pm
By Matt Moore

From the Sacramento Kings Wednesday: 
A diagnostic ultrasound test performed on guard Marcus Thronton today at the UC Davis Medical Center revealed a significant hematoma in his left thigh. He is expected to miss approximately one to two weeks of action.
Thornton has also missed the past four games with the injury. The injury is similar but not identical to a thigh bruise and is probably pretty painful. He's averaging 16 points and 4 rebounds per game for Sacramento, and losing him takes a big sting out of their offense just as they've started to play more coherently on offense. 

This does open up more room for Jimmer Fredette, though. Which is great since he's shooting 35 percent from the field with a 19 percent usage rate and averaging 3 assists per 36 minutes. Wait, that's not good at all. 

The Kings face Denver at home Wednesday night.  
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