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San Antonio Spurs: Injury report vs. Raptors lists three as ‘out’

By Rob Wolkenbrod
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 02: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Manu Ginobili #20 of the San Antonio Spurs in action against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on January 2, 2018 in New York City. The Spurs defeated the Knicks 100-91. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 02: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Manu Ginobili #20 of the San Antonio Spurs in action against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on January 2, 2018 in New York City. The Spurs defeated the Knicks 100-91. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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The latest San Antonio Spurs injury report features three players that will not suit up vs. the Toronto Raptors.

On Friday night, the San Antonio Spurs will play another road game. This time it’s against the Toronto Raptors, taking place at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada. It follows the Spurs’ win over the Brooklyn Nets, which occurred at the Barclays Center.

Back-to-back road wins would put the Silver and Black on the right path. However, it depends on the health of the roster, too, which has battled through injuries for all of the 2017-18 season.

The same goes for Friday’s matchup. The Spurs announced the official injury report which features three players: Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management), Rudy Gay (right heel bursitis) and Manu Ginobili (right thigh contusion). All were listed as “out,” so the rotation will be three players short, again.

Rudy Gay (right heel bursitis), Manu Ginobili (right thigh contusion) and Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management) are out for tomorrow night's Spurs-Raptors game. pic.twitter.com/eS8FiaqTsP

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 18, 2018

As usual, no Leonard should mean Kyle Anderson gets the start at small forward. This was the case through both injury spells the “Klaw” went through this season.

Ginobili’s absence will give the younger guards a bigger opportunity. Bryn Forbes took advantage of this vs. Brooklyn, getting 23 minutes. He only scored 4 points but attempted nine shots from the field. Dejounte Murray may see extra floor time, too.

Davis Bertans may get a heavy dose of minutes, given his recent flurry of production. This didn’t come through on Wednesday, as he only scored 2 points on 1-for-3 shooting.

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How will injuries impact the Spurs? Let’s see when they face the Raptors at 7:00 p.m. ET on FSSW.

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