|Spurs Tim Duncan Listed As Day-To-Day|
Tim Duncan sprained his left knee and right ankle after getting tangled with an opponent and had to be helped off the court in the first half of Saturday night's game against the Wizards. Duncan later underwent an MRI exam which revealed the extent of the injury, and the power forward is now being listed as day-to-day by the franchise for a return to court.
A day after Spurs All-Star forward Tim Duncan had to be helped off the floor in the first half of a victory over Washington with one teammate under each arm, an MRI exam revealed no structural damage to his injured left knee.
Duncan will be listed as day-to-day, and he is likely to join the team on the nine-game rodeo trip that opens Wednesday in Minnesota.
The 36-year-old put a fright into a sellout crowd at the AT&T Center on Saturday, when he crumpled to the floor after Wizards forward Martell Webster rolled into the back of his legs late in the second quarter.
That Duncan emerged from the pileup with nothing more severe than a sore left knee and a mild right ankle sprain counts as good news for the Spurs, who believe they can survive their captain’s absence in the short term.
“As a team we just have to pick up the slack,” reserve forward Matt Bonner said. “Obviously it makes a big difference when he’s not playing, because he’s such a great player. So we just have to buckle down that much more. Everybody else has to play a little better.”
|Last Updated ( Monday, 04 February 2013 15:22 )|