Kenrich Williams sidelined for first OKC Thunder road trip

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kenrich Williams (34): Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kenrich Williams (34): Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports /

The OKC Thunder will head to Chicago to open up their season tomorrow before jetting over to Cleveland to wrap up a two-game mini-road trip ahead of their home opener on Sunday, October 29th.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are already dealing with some bumps and bruises to start the season. The Thunder saw Aleksej Pokusevski go down with an ankle injury a few days before training camp, and he is coming up on his re-evaluation date. While Pokusevski is doing some on-court at practice, and Mark Daigneault told me he is more “accelerated” than they thought he would be, there is still no timetable for his return.

Jaylin Williams dealt with a Hamstring injury last week and is still a week away from being re-evaluated, according to Mark Daigneault’s original timeline. In addition to those names on the injury report, Kenrich Williams is dealing with back spasms that have put a damper on the start of the season.

The OKC Thunder announced that Kenrich Williams will miss the team’s first road trip of the year.

Following Tuesday’s practice, the final tune-up before the 82-game marathon begins, Mark Daigneault told the media that Kenrich Williams will miss Wednesday’s contest against the Chicago Bulls and Friday’s tilt with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

However, the OKC Thunder bench boss made it known that beyond these first two road games, there is still no firm timetable on when Kenrich Williams can return to the lineup for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Later tonight, the Oklahoma City Thunder will post their first official injury report of the year and give us a clearer picture of tomorrow’s game in the Windy City. We will have that covered for you on Thunderous Intentions. For full-season coverage, stay tuned to TI all season long.

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