The San Antonio Spurs announced their injury report for the Golden State Warriors game. Which four players will sit out?
On Saturday night, the San Antonio Spurs will play a primetime game vs. the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. It’s the first time these teams will go head to head since early November, when the Warriors won at their court.
The Spurs were limited by injuries in early November, including not having Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker. For Saturday’s game, this will be the case, again, coupled with the absence of two other players on the road.
The Silver and Black announced their official injury report for this matchup. Leonard (return from injury management), Rudy Gay (right heel bursitis), Tony Parker (back tightness) and Dejounte Murray (left ankle sprain) were all listed as “out.”
Rudy Gay (right heel bursitis), Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management), Dejounte Murray (sprained left ankle) and Tony Parker (back tightness) are out for tomorrow’s Spurs-Warriors game. pic.twitter.com/I9u2KRpBnz
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) February 9, 2018
For Gay and Leonard, their absences do not come as a surprise. Both have not played for most, if not all of the 2018 portion of this season. Their respective return dates are unknown.
As for Parker, his back tightness is a new addition to the injury report. This injury did not seem apparent in Wednesday’s game vs. the Phoenix Suns, unless it’s just head coach Gregg Popovich taking caution with his veteran point guard.
Murray’s absence seemed inevitable after he sprained his left ankle vs. the Suns. His timetable for return is unknown.
Obviously, the point guard position will be limited vs. Golden State, which will not be ideal against a loaded backcourt of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Look for Patty Mills to get the nod, along with Manu Ginobili finding time at the point. This may even necessitate a Darrun Hilliard call-up, too.
The Spurs and Warriors will go to battle at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC. Will these injuries hurt San Antonio on the road?