OKC Thunder: Perry Jones III leaves summer league game with ankle injury

by Darnell Mayberry Published: July 10, 2012

Oklahoma City Thunder first-round pick Perry Jones III had to leave the team's summer league game Tuesday after sustaining a sprained left ankle.

It's unclear whether Jones will be available for the final three games in Orlando. Team officials said Jones will be re-evaluated Wednesday morning.

“I don't know exactly what happened,” Jones said. “All I know is my ankle start hurting and I went straight to the ground. Other than that, hopefully it was a good possession.”

Jones exited the game with 5:34 remaining and the score tied at 61-all. He immediately went to the end of the bench and got his ankle wrapped in ice. After limping off the court with his teammates after the game, Jones said the pain in his ankle wasn't too bad.

“It's all right,” Jones said. “We'll see how it is tomorrow. If it feels good, I'll be able to play. If not, then I won't be able to play, I guess.”

After scoring 16 points with eight rebounds in his debut Monday, Jones scored eight points with four rebounds and three blocked shots in 23 minutes against Indiana on Tuesday.

The Thunder suffered a 78-74 defeat, falling to 0-2 in its five-game summer league schedule.

by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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