- Associated Press - Thursday, January 19, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay will need season-ending surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon.

The Kings said Thursday that an MRI confirmed that Gay had a full rupture of the tendon and will undergo surgery in the coming days. Gay got hurt in the third quarter Wednesday night against Indiana.

Gay is the second-leading scorer for the Kings, averaging 18.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Sacramento entered the day in 11th place in the Western Conference, 1 ½ games out of the final playoff spot.

Gay has a $14.7 million player option for next season.

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