The San Antonio Spurs released the official injury report for Saturday’s game vs. the Denver Nuggets. Who will sit out this matchup?
On Saturday night, the San Antonio Spurs will return home for a game against the Denver Nuggets. It’s after the Silver and Black went 1-2 on a three-game road trip, including Thursday’s national television loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Four players sat out this game, including three members of the starting lineup.
For the Nuggets game, the Spurs announced the official injury report. It featured four players, all of whom missed the previous contest.
Rudy Gay (right heel bursitis) was listed as “out.” He suffered this injury in late December and remains out indefinitely.
Kawhi Leonard (left shoulder strain), Tony Parker (right ankle sprain) and Danny Green (tightness, left groin) were all listed as “questionable” to play. So, these three have a chance at returning from their respective ailments.
Spurs-Nuggets Injury Report:
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— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 12, 2018
Leonard’s shoulder strain was diagnosed after a win vs. the Phoenix Suns on Jan. 5. He was not provided a timetable to return. However, with the “questionable” status listed, it’s possible the Spurs feel he can suit up.
If Leonard can’t play, look for Kyle Anderson to stay in the starting lineup. This was the case during the former’s quad ailment and the games of rest.
Green’s groin injury lingered for the past two to three weeks. Given the on-and-off nature of this, it’s possible he’s a game-time decision at home. Bryn Forbes would step into the starting lineup if the former Tar Heel gets ruled “out.”
As for Parker, he recently said he could have returned vs. the Lakers. If the coaching staff chooses to sit him down, then expect Dejounte Murray to handle the point guard duties.
The Spurs and Nuggets will go head-to-head at 8:30 p.m. ET on FSSW and ALT.