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Rudy Gay knocked out of game with Jaw injury

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The Kings forward took a mean elbow from Julius Randle and is not expected to return.

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

We're at halftime of the Kings-Lakers preseason game, but Rudy Gay's night is done.

Gay took an elbow to the face from Lakers rookie Julius Randle during a fastbreak and had to leave the game, running immediately to the locker room.  It's possible the elbow may have reaggravated an earlier jaw injury that Gay suffered this past summer during the FIBA World Cup in Spain.

According to reporters around the team, Rudy will not return to game action tonight and will have X-rays taken upon his return to Sacramento.

Gay had scored 8 points on 3-6 shooting in 15 minutes before he was forced to leave the game.  Hopefully the injury isn't serious and Gay won't be forced to miss any regular season action.  He'll have a few days to recuperate before the Kings open up the season next Wednesday in Sacramento against the Golden State Warriors.