Is Victor Wembanyama playing tonight? Latest injury updates for Spurs vs. Rockets

Oct 13, 2023; San Antonio, Texas, USA; San Antonio Spurs center Victor Wembanyama (1) reacts during
Oct 13, 2023; San Antonio, Texas, USA; San Antonio Spurs center Victor Wembanyama (1) reacts during / Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

The San Antonio Spurs continue their preseason schedule tonight with a tuneup against the Houston Rockets. Although this intrastate showdown between these retooled Texas teams could set the stage to rejuvenate their storied rivalry, a handful of prominent names will be on the sidelines for both clubs when this contest tips off.

Victor Wembanyama injury status for Spurs vs. Rockets

Wembanyama has been a dominant force during the preseason, averaging 21.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per game while shooting 64.3% from the field. Though Spurs fans want to see him suit up as much as possible, the rookie sensation will be out when San Antonio hosts the Rockets at Frost Bank Center.

Spurs and Rockets complete injury report for October 16th

Spurs: Victor Wembanyama (Out - Rest), Devin Vassell (Out - Rest), Tre Jones (Out - Rest)

Rockets: Jalen Green (Out - Toe), Kevin Porter Jr. (Out - Personal)

San Antonio Spurs Upcoming Preseason Schedule

Gregg Popovich, Brian Wright, and the rest of the front office brain trust only have a little more than one week to make final cuts and cement the opening night roster, but their decisions about lineups and rotations are still unclear as the Silver and Black prepare for another exhibition matchup.

• Spurs vs. Rockets on Oct. 18th at 7:00 PM CT (CW35)
• Spurs @ Warriors on Oct. 20th at 9:00 PM CT (NBA TV)

San Antonio will have one day off before hitting the road for round two against the Rockets at Toyota Center. With everyone on the roster fully healthy for the first time in what feels like forever, the Spurs should have an opportunity to find minutes for everyone before the regular season starts.