Injury woes continue for Thunder


VIDEO: Perry Jones leaves the Thunder-Raptors game with a knee injury

Oklahoma City’s injury storm continued Tuesday when Perry Jones left in the third quarter in Toronto with what the Thunder said was a bruised right knee that would sideline him the rest of the night.

There was no immediate word on the severity of the latest injury to strike a team already without stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, along with enough others that the Thunder were down to seven available players once Jones, the starting small forward, went down on the court after charging into Patrick Patterson of the Raptors. Jones was holding his knee in obvious pain, then was helped to the locker room by teammate Nick Collison and trainer Joe Sharpe.

Not long after, Reggie Jackson, who returned to the lineup the day before after missing the start of the season with a sprained right ankle, appeared to hurt his right arm or wrist, according to beat writer Darnell Mayberry of the Oklahoman. Jackson gave an intentional foul with 3:13 left in the third quarter to get himself out of the game, leaving the Thunder with six players before he returned.

 

UPDATE (10 p.m. ET): And another one bites the dust…

12 Comments

  1. Chris says:

    As a spurs fan I obviously hate the thunder but I feel bad for them right now. First Westbrook in 2013, then Ibaka last season, now this start

  2. jake s. says:

    any 1 or 2 seed is gonna be nervous come playoff time

    • Marco29 says:

      Yeah, playoff race will be really exciting in the West. 1 or 2 losses can make the difference between making the PO or not and in which side of the bracket a team lands.
      No top seed will want to face OKC in the first or second round.
      The 2 Spurs-OKC games end of March and beginning of April will be intersting in this respect.

  3. OKC2014neverleft says:

    Just in the cyberspace witness protection program. lol

  4. thespectator says:

    this okc roster will put the team in such a hole that even with westbrook and kd back, its gonna be really hard to get into the playoffs.

  5. Where is OKC2014? says:

    I seriously need to see you back in here.

  6. ko0kiE says:

    I feel bad for them because Perry Jones and Andre Roberson finally getting some quality playing time and were doing a solid job..

  7. A.J. Tucker says:

    Howard-Cooper, the worshipping Pope of the Antawn Jamison Fan Club.

  8. Ryan Lewis says:

    Wow i feel bad for the Thunder There not doing to good with out there stars players.

  9. lakers played last year with less than 5 players

  10. king says:

    well gotdam!