Kyle Anderson suffers knee injury versus Thunder
The San Antonio Spurs suffered their sixth road loss of the season Sunday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
However, it also saw them lose yet another key player as forward Kyle Anderson sustained an apparent left knee injury on a drive to the basket with just more than a minute left in the third quarter.
damn, Kyle Anderson went down and immediately grabbed his left knee in pain… pic.twitter.com/lb1WTebdYM
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) December 4, 2017
Anderson went down in a lot of obvious pain grabbing his left knee that required him to be helped off the court by his teammates to the locker room. The 24-year-old Spurs forward had undergone x-rays that came back negative.
Sources: Early indications on San Antonio forward Kyle Anderson's left knee: An MCL strain. MRI on Monday will provide more clarity.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 4, 2017
If this is indeed the case, it could put Anderson out of action for the next few weeks. He has been starting in place of injured star forward Kawhi Leonard and is currently averaging 9.0 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in 22 games entering Sunday.
The injury could lead to Spurs head coach Greg Popovich to consider putting veteran forward Rudy Gay in the starting lineup moving forward. Gay has been relegated to bench duties averaging 12.0 points on 47.2 percent shooting from the field with 5.0 rebounds in 22.0 minutes per contest in 21 games played.