Jan 22, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Sacramento Kings small forward Rudy Gay (8) controls the ball during the first quarter as Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) defends at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

VIDEO: Rudy Gay leaves game against Rockets with Achilles injury

Fresh off his 41-point performance, Rudy Gay was finally beginning to settle into his new role with the Sacramento Kings.

However, the basketball gods wouldn’t let that be. The very next night, he was knocked out of the Kings game against the Houston Rockets due to an Achilles injury.

Gay left in the first quarter of the game, after what appeared to be a non-contact Achilles injury. Sometimes those non-contact injuries end up being of the worst kind.

The Kings announced that he would not return to the game.

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