The Oklahoma City Thunder have already lost one major piece of their team for the 2022-23 season with Chet Holmgren done for the year due to a Lisfranc fracture. The Thunder are also going to miss Shai Gilgeous-Alexander for a bit due to a MCL injury. Here is the latest for the point guard’s outlook heading into the new campaign.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander injury updates
October 18 update - Gilgeous-Alexander is available for Oklahoma City’s opening game Wednesday against the Timberwolves.
October 6 update - Gilgeous-Alexander is in line to potentially miss the regular season opener, as his knee continues to recover. The guard suffered a MCL sprain ahead of training camp and the Thunder are being rightfully cautious with him.
Gilgeous-Alexander will miss the beginning of training camp and likely will be out for a few preseason games. The Thunder have labeled this injury as a sprain, so there won’t be any surgery involved at the moment. These things do have a tendency to linger and get aggravated, so Oklahoma City will be rightfully cautious with the star guard. Gilgeous-Alexander has emerged as a top point guard and is the key to Oklahoma City’s path back to contention. He should be back on the court for the team’s season opener.