PHOENIX — San Antonio Spurs indicate ensure Dejounte Murray suffered a sprained left ankle Wednesday night with his group heading by 27 points over a Phoenix Suns in a second entertain of a opening tour of San Antonio’s annual Rodeo Road Trip.
Murray’s left leg buckled during a pushing layup with 5 minutes, 30 seconds remaining in a initial half. Murray grabbed during his harmed ankle immediately, and veterans Manu Ginobili and Pau Gasol helped a second-year ensure off a court.
Murray started to leave a justice area with jaunty tutor Will Sevening though instead was checked out by a medical staff nearby a Spurs’ bench, before returning to a building to fire giveaway throws. Shortly after that, a Spurs announced Murray would not lapse to a game.
The Spurs recently promoted Murray into a starting lineup on a permanent basis, while relocating maestro Tony Parker into a haven role.
Murray played 13 mins before pang a damage opposite a Suns, scoring 14 points on 7 of 12 sharpened to go with 4 rebounds, 3 assists and a steal. San Antonio went on to win 129-81.
After a game, Spurs manager Gregg Popovich pronounced there is no calendar for Murray’s return. The group typically errs on a side of counsel on bringing behind harmed players — maestro brazen Kawhi Leonard has played in only 9 of San Antonio’s 56 games, while Rudy Gay stays out as he recovers from bursitis in his right heel.
On a certain side, after a team’s matchup this Saturday opposite a Golden State Warriors, a Spurs will accept some time off with a arriving All-Star break.
In a detriment to a Utah Jazz on Saturday, Murray reached 500 career points, apropos a initial Spur given Leonard to measure 500 points or some-more and total 300-plus rebounds over his initial 100 games. Murray available 11 rebounds dual days before that opposite a Houston Rockets, imprinting his ninth diversion with 10-plus rebounds this season, that ranks as a many double-digit resilient performances by a Spurs indicate ensure in a singular season.