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Report: San Antonio Spurs' Kyle Anderson out 2-3 weeks with sprained MCL

From NBA media reports

A week after getting a backcourt player back in the mix, the San Antonio Spurs may have to prepare for life without a player in the frontcourt.

Forward Kyle Anderson has suffered a sprained MCL in his left knee, per Adrian Wojnarowski and Royce Young of He suffered the injury late in the third quarter of last night’s 90-87 road loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder when he drove to the basket for a layup attempt.

Wojnarowski reports Anderson will miss two-to-three weeks due to the injury.

Here’s more from on the injury and what’s next for Anderson:

Making a start at power forward in place of LaMarcus Aldridge (rest), Kyle Anderson left late in the third quarter and did not return after going down with a noncontact knee injury.

The San Antonio Spurs said Anderson, 24, has a left medial knee sprain. Anderson underwent X-rays at the arena, a standard procedure, and they came back negative.

On a drive to the basket on which he was fouled, Anderson came down awkwardly and immediately grabbed at his knee. He stayed down for several minutes in obvious pain, pounding the floor with a closed fist at times. He was eventually helped off the floor and straight to the locker room by Aldridge and Manu Ginobili, unable to put any weight on his left leg.

“It was a lot of pain,” Anderson told Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News. “We’ll see what they say.”

The Spurs recently got Tony Parker back in the mix, but have played the entire season to date without superstar Kawhi Leonard. Anderson was averaging 9.0 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 22 games entering Sunday.


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