The Sacramento Kings won their 42nd game of the season on Thursday night as they took down the Brooklyn Nets, 101-96.
That was cause for celebration, of course, but it may have cost them one of their best stars.
Kevin Huerter, who is playing his first season with the Kings, was injured during the game.
Adrian Wojnarowski reported that early indications say Huerter injured his right hamstring and will undergo an MRI on Friday.
ESPN Sources: Early indications on Kings guard Kevin Huerter is that he's injured his right hamstring vs. Nets tonight. He'll undergo an MRI on Friday.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 17, 2023
We won’t know more until Friday afternoon but it seems clear that Huerter could miss out on a few games because of this injury.
Huerter was only able to play for six minutes on Thursday night before going down with his injury.
But before that game, he was a vital part of the team’s incredible season.
Huerter is averaging 15 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.9 assists a game on 48.7% from the field.
He has become one of the most reliable and exciting new recruits, having joined the Kings from the Atlanta Hawks during the most recent offseason.
The Kings are hoping that Huerter isn’t off the floor for long.
That’s because he is one of the few stars on Sacramento’s roster who has postseason experience.
He was with the Hawks during their 2020-21 and 2021-22 playoff runs.
Since the Kings are now the second-best team in the West, they will definitely be playing in the postseason.
But they will require as much help and experience as possible – and Huerter can bring that.
So fans of the team are waiting for any word about Huerter’s condition and when they can expect to see him again.NEXT: Mike Brown Is Making Rare Kings History This Season