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

Daniel Kramer@dkramer_Featured Columnist

SACRAMENTO, CA - JANUARY 13: Rudy Gay #8 of the Sacramento Kings shoots a layup against the New Orleans Pelicans on January 13, 2016 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Sacramento Kings star swingman Rudy Gay suffered a sprained ankle Feb. 5 against the Brooklyn Nets and had not played since. However, he is ready to return. 

Continue for updates. 


Gay Active vs. Cavaliers 

Monday, Feb. 8

Gay will play on Monday against Cleveland, according to James Ham of CSN California. 


Minor Injuries Continue to Plague Gay

Gay has suffered a few minor injuries this season that have kept him out a few games, but not for significant stretches. The Kings, however, have held their own in Gay's absences—going 4-1 in games he's missed. 

Gay is averaging 17.9 points per game this season, second-highest on the team, but his output is his lowest since 2012-13 with the Memphis Grizzlies. The drop-off, albeit slight from his career average of 18.5 points per game, has been affected by the addition of Rajon Rondo, who has helped free up the offense.

The Kings aren't true title contenders in the competitive Western Conference, but merely hovering near a playoff spot is a true accomplishment for a team that has occupied the league cellar most of the past five seasons.

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