The Kings beat the vile Jazz Tuesday night but lost star shooting guard Kevin Martin to a groin injury late in the third quarter. Martin is expected to be out 4-6 weeks, in part because of the mercurial nature and slow healing process for the groin. Sacramento coach Reggie Theus confirmed this with his comments (via TrueHoop):
"Groins are a funny animal," Theus said. "You don't mess around with a groin, because (they) can become chronic. I've seen groin injuries take twice as long by coming back too early, so you have to be careful with it."
I've had a problem with my groin for years. Lots of tightness and swelling. I've found that regular massage and the occasional hot tongue bath do wonders to relax it.
Ahhh… groin jokes. What can't they do?