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Checking in on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s injury ahead of 2022-23 NBA season

Here’s the latest on the Thunder guard as the 2022-23 season nears.

Oklahoma City Thunder v Los Angeles Lakers
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of the Oklahoma City Thunder warms up before the game against the Los Angeles Lakers on April 8, 2022 at Arena in Los Angeles, California.
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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.