Marvin Bagley III injury update: Kings rookie’s knee sprain puts ‘cloud over our locker room’

first_imgMarvin Bagley III, who sprained his left knee in the Kings’ game Wednesday night against the Bucks, was scheduled to undergo an MRI exam Thursday to determine the severity of the injury.A trainer immobilized the knee in the Kings locker room after the game. Bagley didn’t speak to the media before hobbling out of the locker room under his own power, but he did talk to teammates, according to the Sacramento Bee. “He said he was good when he was walking back (to the locker room), so that takes a little edge off to know that he’s not in too much pain,” Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein said.Bagley being helped to locker room by two teammates. https://t.co/YKyqw6iWg5— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) February 28, 2019Bagley, the No. 2 pick in the 2018 draft, is averaging 14 points and 7.2 rebounds for the Kings this season.”You just tell him to keep your head up,” Kosta Koufos said. “He’s definitely an integral part of what we’re doing this year. He’s just a phenomenal player and a phenomenal person off the court, so you just want to be there as a teammate and try to help him. You have love for all of your teammates. We’re a brotherhood and we look out for one another, and you just want everybody to be healthy.” WATCH: Dwyane Wade hits impossible circus shot to beat Warriors The rookie forward was holding his left knee after getting tangled up with Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon.Marvin Bagley down, holding his left knee pic.twitter.com/4v5TklZeIz— Aaron Bruski (@aaronbruski) February 28, 2019Bagley had to be helped off the court by his teammates. Marvin Bagley getting the knee immobilized in the locker room, fwiw. Pretty sure that’s wise to do regardless the level of sprain. pic.twitter.com/Nccye8jAwR— Aaron Bruski (@aaronbruski) February 28, 2019The Kings lost at home in overtime, 141-140, and in his postgame news conference coach Dave Joerger expressed concern for Bagley.”We are certainly thinking of Marvin as we go forward,” Joerger said. “That is definitely a cloud over our locker room.” Related Newslast_img read more

Fantasy Injury Updates: Saquon Barkley, Le’Veon Bell, Devonta Freeman affect Week 11 waiver wire pickups

first_imgWEEK 11 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | Y! GPP | DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPPTy Johnson concussion updateJohnson left Sunday’s game with a concussion. The Lions’ RB workload was split from that point on by J.D. McKissic and Paul Perkins, although McKissic had more carries and saw more action in the passing game.If Johnson is forced to miss time, McKissic is the better target in all leagues and almost certainly worth a pickup in PPR formats. At this point, it would be weird to not see Detroit bring in another veteran RB, too. WEEK 11 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerSaquon Barkley injury updateBarkley missed time in Sunday’s game to get his right shoulder checked out on the sideline, and it was reported that he went to get x-rays after the game. Giants coach Pat Shurmur didn’t elaborate on what was getting checked out. Barkley has admitted in the past couple weeks that he’s not necessarily playing at 100 percent after returning from his sprained ankle, and he rushed for one yard on 13 carries Sunday.The Giants’ Week 11 bye comes at the perfect time for Barkley, who didn’t have any of his usual explosiveness on Sunday. Even if the x-ray did show something, the bye week will allow New York to keep everything under wraps until next week, when we’ll wait for a Wednesday practice report to let us know how Barkley is doing. Wayne Gallman would fill in if Barkley is forced to miss time, and he’s not a bad free agent pickup after waivers clear this week. MORE WEEK 11:Waiver wire | FAAB planner | Trade values | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff SOSLe’Veon Bell injury newsBell missed out on some plays in the fourth quarter Sunday due to sore ribs. Bell said he was trying to avoid taking “too many carries” and wearing down his body. When asked if he’ll play in Week 11, Bell said, “Of course.”After popping up with a surprise knee injury last week, Bell appears like he’ll be OK going forward, but at this point, it’s probably time for Bell owners to handcuff him with Bilal Powell if they haven’t already.WEEK 11 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endIs Devonta Freeman going to miss Week 11?Freeman exited Sunday’s game with a foot injury in the third quarter and after initially ruled questionable to return, didn’t make it back to the field. There were no updates after the game on Freeman’s status. (Update: Freeman has a foot sprain and will undergo an MRI, per Ian Rapoport.)Brian Hill was the lead back with Freeman out of the game, and Hill scored a touchdown in the receiving game while also rushing 20 times for 61 yards. As of right now, Hill is one of the top options on the Week 11 waiver wire thanks to a highly favorable matchup against the Panthers. Saquon Barkley and Le’Veon Bell both provided slight scares for their fantasy owners Sunday, but both of their injuries appear minor (for now). Things don’t look as positive for Devonta Freeman and Ty Johnson, both of whom may miss time and would open the door for Brian Hill and J.D. McKissic, respectively, to be top targets on the Week 11 waiver wire. We have the latest injury updates heading into another big fantasy football week.Follow us at @SN_Fantasy for more news and updates.last_img read more