San Antonio Spurs: Derrick White helped off floor with ankle injury

San Antonio Spurs Derrick White (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
San Antonio Spurs Derrick White (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

Injuries continue to plague the San Antonio Spurs and Derrick White. In the third quarter of San Antonio’s matchup with the Washington Wizards, White went up for a contest and twisted his ankle badly upon landing.

Derrick has been on fire on both ends of the floor as of late, and the injury comes at a devastating time for a budding star that was finally looking like his old self.

Even worse, the injury was non-contact, which usually isn’t a good sign for a quick recovery. Still, we won’t know for sure how much time White will miss until he’s x-rayed and assessed.


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Injuries continue to pile up for the San Antonio Spurs and White

Derrick White’s health has been taking shot after shot since the offseason. He started the season missing extended time by injuring the same toe twice, then had to miss more time due to COVID-19 protocols.

In total, Derrick has missed 24 of San Antonio’s 59 games. Despite his health issues, he’s having a career year, averaging 15.5 points per game. He’s also made at least one three in his last 11 games, making six of them two separate times.

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Coach Gregg Popovich has been trying to shorten the rotation to nine guys with the play-in tournament losing, but the impossibly brutal schedule mixed with injuries has made that difficult. As we await news on White’s prognosis, rotations will likely be jumbled up for a few weeks once again.