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Rudy Gay and Rajon Rondo could miss extended time

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Kimani Okearah

A tough schedule is about to get even tougher.  The Kings announced today that Rudy Gay and Rajon Rondo both had precautionary MRIs taken today and while neither revealed serious injuries, both players could miss extended periods of time.

From the Kings press release:

Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay and guard Rajon Rondo each underwent precautionary MRIs today at Kaiser Permanente in Roseville.

The procedures indicated a right shoulder strain for Gay and a sprained right thumb for Rondo (who was previously listed on injury reports with right thumb tendonitis). Gay suffered his injury during the waning stages of Friday night's game versus the Clippers while Rondo had been experiencing thumb soreness for about two weeks.

Both players are listed as doubtful for tonight's contest against the Oklahoma City Thunder and day-to-day moving forward.

Additionally, guard Seth Curry will be listed as doubtful tonight with a sprained right foot. His status is also day-to-day.

Seth's injury is just the cherry on top, as once again, he's suffered an injury after a big game with another Kings guard out.  Last time Curry suffered such an injury, he and Darren Collison were both out at the same time, leaving all the minutes to Rondo.  Now Collison will be carrying the load.

Hopefully these injuries don't keep these guys out too long.  But hey, maybe we'll need Caron Butler to play for us after all.