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San Antonio Spurs: Injury report vs. Nuggets features Kawhi Leonard

By Rob Wolkenbrod
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 02: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Kawhi Leonard #2 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) Kawhi Leonard #2 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 San Antonio Spurs unveiled the official injury report for Tuesday’s game vs. the Denver Nuggets. Who will miss this matchup?

On Tuesday night, the San Antonio Spurs will host the Denver Nuggets as the latest part of this five-game homestand. The latest game saw the Silver and Black defeat the Sacramento Kings, avoiding a multi-game losing streak in the process.

With veterans injured, younger players stepped up for the Spurs. This included 23 points from Bryn Forbes, who usurped Danny Green for the entire second half. Dejounte Murray delivered his latest quality performance as the starting point guard, too, and all of it happened on head coach Gregg Popovich’s 69th birthday.

Before the Spurs return to the court, they announced the official injury report for the Nuggets game. It only featured two players: Rudy Gay (right heel bursitis) and Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management). Both were listed as “out.”

Rudy Gay (right heel bursitis) and Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management) are out for tomorrow’s Spurs-Nuggets game. pic.twitter.com/COiArsqfTa

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 29, 2018

It’s no surprise that both players will sit out vs. Denver. Leonard remains without a timetable for return, while Gay may not come back until after the Feb. 18 NBA All-Star Game; it’s three weeks away, so fans will not see the team’s biggest 2017 offseason acquisition (who was not traded, unlike Blake Griffin) play for a while.

Without these players, as always, Kyle Anderson should start and Davis Bertans may receive extra playing time. This has been the case for the majority of these injuries.

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The Spurs and Nuggets will go head-to-head at 8:30 p.m. ET on FSSW and AL2.

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