Duke basketball standout Marvin Bagley III suffers another injury

Former Duke basketball standout Marvin Bagley (Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports)
Former Duke basketball standout Marvin Bagley (Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports) /

Duke basketball standout Marvin Bagley suffered another injury that will sideline him. 

Another injury is set to derail the season of Marvin Bagley III as the former Duke basketball standout was looking to turn things around.

Bagley had played in 37 games this season for the Sacramento Kings (15-24) with very few injuries to speak of until Monday night against the Charlotte Hornets (20-18).

The former Blue Devil had to exit the 122-116 loss to the Hornets with three minutes left to play in the second quarter as the team took the former No. 2 overall pick for X-Rays in the Spectrum Center, which revealed a broken left hand.

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More specifically, the Kings announced that Marvin Bagley fractured the fourth metacarpal bone in his left hand.

Bagley continues to undergo tests, and no update has been provided on a timeline for his return to the court.

At the time of his exit, the former ACC Player of the Year had 12 points and three rebounds on 6-of-9 shooting in just 16 minutes on the floor.

Duke basketball star cannot avoid injury

Last season, the former Blue Devil was limited to just 13 games after suffering a broken thumb on his right hand prior to the suspension of the season and foot sprain in training for the resumption of the season.

Marvin Bagley is averaging 13.9 points and 7.4 rebounds this season while shooting 50.2-percent from the floor, 35.4-percent from three-point range, yet just 56.0-percent from the free throw line.

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Bagley had played in 62 games during his rookie season, in which he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.

Things have not been great for Sacramento this season as head coach Luke Walton is on the hot seat and the team has lost 13 of its last 16 games.

The Kings will return to the court on Thursday, March 17 against the Washington Wizards (14-24) at 7:00pm EST, the third of their six-game road trip.

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