Spurs’ starting point guard Derrick White tears plantar fascia

The injury bug is kicking the San Antonio Spurs, at least the point guards, right in the tushy. Sunday, starting lead guard Dejounte Murray was lost for the season with a torn ACL and now recently named starting point guard Derrick White has also went down with an injury.

According to Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Expree-News, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich initially indicated Friday that White would be out six to eight weeks with a heel injury. However the team announced later than an MRI revealed a tearing of White’s left plantar fascia and “a timeline for his return will be determined at a later date.​”

After being taken 29th overall in 2017 draft out of Colorado, White saw the floor sparingly, posting 3.2 points and 1.5 rebounds in 17 games.

Patty Mills and Bryn Forbes will shoulder the point guard duties in White’s absence.

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