Sacramento's biggest offseason signing this past summer was bringing back Carl Landry on a 4 year, $26 million deal. Unfortunately it looks like we'll have to wait a bit longer before we get to see Top Hat back on the court as the team announced today that he would be out 3-4 months to recover from a torn hip flexor. Landry is scheduled to have surgery tomorrow.
Landry had yet to play in either of Sacramento's two pre-season games, with what the Kings had called a strained quad. It's unclear whether these injuries are related or separate.
On the bright side, Sacramento does have a lot of depth at the PF position and it looks like the competition for starting PF has narrowed down to two: Patrick Patterson and Jason Thompson. Chuck Hayes will likely see much more playing time than originally planned, although I doubt he's in consideration for the starting role. Forwards Luc Mbah a Moute and Travis Outlaw might also see some time at the four.
3-4 months would likely put Carl's return as somewhere around the All-Star break, just in time for Sacramento's inevitable playoff push. Best of luck to Carl on a full recovery.