Former Gonzaga Bulldogs standout forward and current Indiana Pacer double-double machine Domantas Sabonis has exited the NBA bubble with an apparent foot injury.
Indiana's Domantas Sabonis has a signficant foot injury and will leave the Orlando bubble to seek treatment from a specialist, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 24, 2020
With the world in flux, the weird NBA reality season happening in Orlando was a nice escape. With the Pacers sitting in the Eastern Conference standings tied for the fifth-seed it gave Gonzaga fans something to look forward to.
Sabonis was having himself a year. Domas averaged 18.5 points, 12.4 rebounds, and five assists per game. Prior to the halt of the NBA season, Domas had also racked up four triple-doubles on the year.
According to the Indy Star, Sabonis was already questionable with a case of plantar fasciitis. This injury might be an exacerbation of that or something worse. Either way, if it was bad enough to force him to leave the bubble, it is a pretty big deal.
If a player leaves the NBA bubble, they have to be quarantined for no less than 10 days and test negative for coronavirus twice. Considering the NBA is attempting to jam in all of the action between July 31 and Oct. 12, that minimum of 10 days represents a significant chunk of the action.
Good thoughts for Domas and hopefully he gets healthy soon!