Unfortunately for the San Antonio Spurs, injuries keep piling up. Derrick White, the Spurs' first-round pick of the 2017 NBA Draft, will sit out their next game with left heel pain.
While the upcoming contest against the Magic may just be a preseason game, we can only hope that White can get healthy before the regular season begins, which is extremely soon.
Injuries have been a massive concern for the Spurs this offseason, and White is just one of many Spurs players battling through one. White was just named as the starting point guard for the Spurs, so the timing couldn't be worse.
This news came after Dejounte Murray suffered a season-ending knee injury. Rookie Lonnie Walker IV is also injured and is expected to sit out for six to eight weeks after undergoing knee surgery.
Oooof. Derrick White on line one. https://t.co/iawL2mt3ET— Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) October 8, 2018
Veteran PG Patty Mills will likely take White's place for the preseason game against the Magic. After an offseason of shakeups, Spurs fans were likely excited to see their young players develop under coach Pop. Sadly, injuries just seem to be getting in their way.