Kings Star Malik Monk Reportedly Suffered Heartbreaking Injury

The Sacramento Kings suffered a severe setback with nine games remaining in the regular season.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Sixth Man of the Year candidate Malik Monk has a sprained MCL and is anticipated to miss the next four to six weeks.

According to Wojnarowski, Monk can only return this season if Sacramento advances to the Western Conference Finals.

Monk is averaging career highs in points (15.4) and assists (5.1), guiding the Kings to a 42-31 record and the eighth spot in the West.

The former No. 11 overall pick sustained the injury after Mavs star Luka Doncic landed on his knee during Friday night's 107-103 loss. 

The University of Kentucky product played only one minute in the contest, earning two points and one rebound.

The injury bug has hit Sacramento at the worst possible time, as the team has also lost sharpshooting guard Kevin Huerter to season-ending shoulder surgery.

The Kings are currently scheduled to compete in the play-in tournament, which begins on April 16 before the first round of the playoffs four days later.

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