A Tim Duncan injury update states he hurt his knee and ankle. Duncan got hurt against the Washington Wizards on Saturday night (Feb. 2), which led to him being helped off the court in the first half. According to a report from ESPN, Duncan has a sprained left knee and sprained right ankle after Wizards forward Martell Webster accidentally rolled over the back of his legs. The injury put Duncan down right away.
Duncan had already missed the last four games for the Spurs due to a sore left knee, so he was having problems coming into this game. He had been listed as probable, so this latest event isn't going to have him rushing back to the floor. Fantasy basketball owners will want to consider someone else in lineups for at least a week and possibly longer. Though the San Antonio Spurs haven't issued a statement about the injury yet, it doesn't look good.
The Spurs aren't an organization that rushes players back, so it is very likely that they could force Duncan to rest for a while no matter what the prognosis turns out to be. A more detailed Tim Duncan injury update will likely be released on Sunday (Feb. 3), when team doctors have had a good chance to look at his injuries. The lucky break for the San Antonio Spurs is that they have a very deep roster, so maybe this will just be viewed as a way for Duncan to get more mid-season rest.
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