Rudy Gay Injury: Updates on Kings Star's Shoulder and Return

Adam WellsFeatured Columnist

Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay (8) plays in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
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Rudy Gay suffered an injury to his shoulder on Sunday and missed two games. However, he's ready to return.

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Gay Active vs. Mavericks

Thursday, March 3

Kings sideline reporter Kayte Christensen reported Gay will play Thursday against Dallas.

Gay Remains Crucial to Kings Offense Despite Repeated Injuries 

Even though Gay hasn't been as prolific scoring this season, he's been more efficient. The 29-year-old is thriving in head coach George Karl's offense, owning a career-high 47.2 field-goal percentage that's helping him average 18 points per game.

Gay is no stranger to being nicked up. He missed 14 games last season, including eight of the last nine while battling a concussion. This season has been no different, with a sprained ankle suffered in late January briefly hobbling him for two games before making a full return Feb. 8.

While James Anderson provides some scoring in Gay's stead, getting Gay back in the lineup is a huge boost for a Kings team currently five games out of the eighth spot in the Western Conference.