Update Oct. 6, 9:25 am: X-rays reveal that Marcus Denmon has broken his fifth metatarsal in his right foot according to LeJournal.com. He will be sidelined for six weeks though no surgery will be needed.
Oct. 6, 8:51 am: Marcus Denmon is still far from developing into a NBA caliber player. A successful stint with Élan Chalon may be a strong enough case to warrant an eventual NBA roster spot.
From the onset, Denmon was already developing into a leader for Chalon. He led the team in scoring with 16.7 points prior to their first regular season game against Tony Parker’s ASVEL squad.
After scoring nine points in 22 minutes against ASVEL, Denmon left the game with a foot injury in the third quarter (via BasketNews.net). The severity of the injury is not known but it doesn’t appear to be minor as Chalon head coach Gregor Beugnot is not too optimistic.
“It is on the side of the foot on a metatarsal. I hope he has not broken his foot. He may have moved a metatarsal, or there is something. I hope there will be examinations fast.”
Should Beugnot’s fears be actualised, Denmon’s first season overseas would be severely compromised. Instead of enhancing his game and learning to play both guard positions well, he would spend his time rehabbing his injury on the sidelines.
This is not a good thing for the 6-foot-3 guard who is trying to solidify his standing as a basketball player.