Jeremiah Robinson-Earl considered week-to-week after leg injury

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl #50 of the Oklahoma City Thunder (Photo by Tim Heitman/Getty Images)
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl #50 of the Oklahoma City Thunder (Photo by Tim Heitman/Getty Images) /

The Oklahoma City Thunder returned home from a five-game road trip that spanned 11 days and four time zones to open up a seven-game home stand with just one more road game left on the docket this month. While every player and coach were happy to return home, the only piece of bad news was Mark Daigneault’s pregame press conference was an injury update on Jeremiah Robinson-Earl.

In the final road game of the trip, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl landed awkwardly in Dallas and needed help off the floor. Mark Daigneault said pregame Robinson-Earl is week-to-week and not day-to-day,

The Oklahoma City Thunder announced Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is week-to-week, not day-to-day in Mark Daigneault’s pregame press conference

The Oklahoma City Thunder have announced Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is out for an extended period of time as his ankle sprain was an “impressive” one according to Mark Daigneault to leave him out week-to-week. That is a huge blow to the rotation in Oklahoma City.

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl has played in 26 games for the Oklahoma City Thunder, starting 18 of them and ranking seventh on the team in minutes per game.

Now, Mark Daigneault will have to shuffle around the starting lineup and rotational. Who will step up into the rotation?

Tonight, the Oklahoma City Thunder will start Darius Bazley along with Jalen Williams, Lu Dort, Josh Giddey, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

This is the first start for Darius Bazley of the season after being a staple of the first five in the past two seasons. Bazley even saw two who did not play, coach decisions last week, and now has to up his minute load in the wake of Jeremiah Robinson-Earl’s injury.

Look for Bazley to get more minutes, and if the injury continues to linger another option could recall Jaylin Williams who has shined with the OKC Blue in the NBA G-League.

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