Thunder G Payne out at least 6 weeks with broken foot
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder guard Cameron Payne will be out for at least six weeks after fracturing a bone in his right foot during last week’s Blue-White Scrimmage.
Payne had previously broken the fifth metatarsal, and he had surgery in July. After consulting with specialists, he elected not to have surgery again, instead hoping the bone will heal on its own.
Thunder general manager Sam Presti says Payne will be re-evaluated in six to eight weeks, meaning he will miss the start of the regular season.
The 14th pick in the 2015 draft, Payne averaged 5.0 points, 1.9 assists and 1.5 rebounds in 57 games during his rookie season as a backup to Russell Westbrook. He also became known for his pregame dance routine with Westbrook.