McGary Fractures Foot, Out Six Weeks

By Randy Renner 

As soon as Thunder rookie forward Mitch McGary started limping around during last night's game in Denver the worries started.

McGary did not fly with his teammates to Dallas after the game, instead he came back here to Oklahoma City to be fully evaluated by the Thunder medical team.

Late this afternoon came the word, McGary would be out of action for about six weeks while a broken bone in his left foot heals.

Officially it is the left second metatarsal bone that is fractured. That's one of the long bones in the foot.

McGary had been having himself quite a game before coming up hobbling, 14 points on 7for-14 shooting. He'd also grabbed four rebounds, dished a couple of assists and stole the ball twice.

The Thunder are already thin at power forward. Serge Ibaka and Nick Collison both missed last night's game in Denver with sprained ankles. Forward Perry Jones III also didn't play last night because of an ankle sprain and of course center Kendrick Perkins continues to recover from his strained quad.

It's believed Ibaka will be able to play Friday in Dallas but the return of Collison and Jones isn't as clear.

McGary had been impressive in summer league, training camp and then last night in Denver. He'd been making a strong push for playing time, but now all that goes on hold.

If the six week timetable holds true McGary might be back in late November.