SACRAMENTO -- The Sacramento Kings held their breath Monday evening in Utah when young star point guard De'Aaron Fox went to the bench with 10:20 remaining in the third quarter.
Already shorthanded at point guard with Cory Joseph nursing a sore calf muscle, Kings coach Luke Walton turned to Bogdan Bogdanovic to run the show.
The initial diagnosis given during the game was a sore lower back for Fox. On Tuesday afternoon, the team updated the 21-year-old's status.
Fox will miss the team's preseason game Wednesday against Melbourne United, but just as a precaution. He is expected to be ready when the regular season opens next week in Phoenix against the Suns.
After posting 17.3 points and 7.3 assists per game last season, Fox has shown plenty of growth in the early preseason. Through four games, he's averaging 14.5 points and six assists in 26.8 minutes per game in Walton's system.
Fox played in 81 of the Sacramento's 82 games last season.