Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Perry Jones suffered a right knee contusion on Tuesday, according to Royce Young of ESPN.com. Jones appeared to bang knees with Toronto's Patrick Patterson and headed back to the locker room. He was ruled out for the rest of the game not long after.
The injury is the latest in a long string of ailments for the Thunder, who were already playing without Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Jeremy Lamb and others due to injury. Jones stepped into a bigger role with Durant out and responded nicely with a few strong games early. He was averaging 18.5 points per game coming into Tuesday while shooting 46.4 percent from the floor.
Without Jones, a depleted Thunder roster doesn't leave head coach Scott Brooks with many lineup options. The Thunder have seven healthy players remaining and even that is a stretch with Reggie Jackson also shaken up. According to Young, Jackson appeared to hurt his wrist earlier in the game. He headed to the bench later in the game. Jackson only returned from an ankle injury on Monday.