SAN ANTONIO — Spurs core David Lee is approaching to skip Game 4 of a Western Conference finals since of a knee injury, manager Gregg Popovich pronounced Sunday.
An MRI reliable that Lee has a partially ripped patellar tendon, his representative Mark Bartelstein told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne. He will be re-evaluated in a few days to establish either medicine is needed, Bartelstein said.
Lee suffered a damage during a Spurs’ Game 3 detriment to a Warriors. Popovich pronounced progressing Sunday, however, that he didn’t consider a damage was as vicious as initial believed.
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“He’s substantially not gonna play, though we don’t consider it’s serious,” Popovich said. “He did an MRI, and we haven’t gotten a formula yet. But hopefully he only got like a hash or something like that. It didn’t unequivocally bloat up, it only got stiff. So he’ll substantially be out.”
Lee suffered a damage in a initial entertain of San Antonio’s 120-108 detriment on Saturday night and did not return. He left a diversion with 2:57 remaining in a initial quarter, after he scored on a layup contested by Draymond Green.
Lee was fouled on a play, though he was incompetent to fire a indirect giveaway chuck try since of a injury. He winced on alighting after a layup, and he was down on a building for a integrate of mins nearby a hovel heading out toward a locker rooms.
After jaunty trainers helped Lee to his feet, he hobbled toward a locker room before staffers took over and rushed him down a gymnasium in a wheelchair.
Lee became a club’s third actor to humour an damage poignant adequate to take him out of action. The Spurs were already short-handed but star brazen Kawhi Leonard, whom Popovich hold out since of a sprained left ankle.
Leonard’s damage took place after a bar already had mislaid Tony Parker in a Western Conference semifinals since of a ruptured quadriceps tendon.
The Warriors lead a best-of-seven series, 3-0.