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.
Rudy Gay has suffered a jaw injury vs. Lakers, will not return. X-rays upon return to Sacramento. @SacramentoKings— Bryan May (@BMayNews10) October 25, 2014
Rudy Gay will have x-rays on his jaw in Sacramento and will not return tonight. Took a shot from Julius Randle.— Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) October 25, 2014
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.