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Tyrese Haliburton: Sacramento Kings rookie suffers left knee injury, team hopeful of 'nothing serious'

Tyrese Haliburton exited the game against the Dallas Mavericks in the third quarter with what appeared to be a left knee injury.

The team was quick to announce that he would not return to the game, on the Kings won 111-99 to sweep the season series against the Mavericks.

He had to be helped off the floor but there remains optimism that the rookie may have avoided a serious injury as an MRI is set for Monday, as per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

When he exited to the locker room, Haliburton had recorded 11 points and five assists in 23 minutes of action.

Haliburton was already having among the best rookie seasons of this Draft class and was making the most of his opportunity as the starting point guard over the past few games after De'Aaron Fox was ruled out due to the league's health and safety protocols.

He was coming off a game-winning performance in Los Angeles against the Lakers.

Stay tuned to this space for the latest updates on Haliburton's injury.

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