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Breaking News: Mitch McGary sidelined six weeks with fractured foot

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Rookie Mitch McGary sustained a fractured foot in his preseason debut.

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The Thunder have reported that Mitch McGary sustained a fractured foot during the Thunder's opening pre-season game against the Nuggets on October 8th.

From the Thunder PR:

The Oklahoma City Thunder announced that forward Mitch McGary underwent an evaluation today that confirmed he suffered a fracture in his left second metatarsal during last night’s preseason game at Denver.  He is expected to miss approximately six weeks.

McGary, the 21st overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, finished the game with 14 points on 7-of-14 shooting from the floor, to go along with four rebounds, two assists and two steals in 36 minutes of action.

This news is obviously disappointing but not terrible, as he will likely only miss the first few weeks of the season as he recovers from the injury. However, it definitely makes Thunder fans take pause, as McGary missed almost the entirety of his last season at Michigan with an injured back.

McGary has already made an impression on his Thunder teammates with his open floor game, hustle, and locker room presence. Kevin Durant said, "He’s one of the best teammates I’ve ever had, already." Fans certainly have hoped to see McGary help to bolster their anemic bench from a season ago, so hopefully he will make a speedy recovery and this injury will be a small footnote to an outstanding rookie season.