San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan hurts his ankle, out for two weeks

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San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan hurts his ankle, out for two weeks

A healthy roster of the San Antonio Spurs throughout the season 2010-11 explains why they are leading the league with breathtaking 57 victories. However, the situation underwent a massive change with one of their stupendous players; Tim Duncan hurt his ankle,
in the Spur’s most recent 111-96 victory against the Golden State Warriors at AT&T Center.

The 34-year-old All Star injured his ankle when Ekpe Udoh, the Warrior’s forward, unconsciously landed on Duncan’s foot in the opening quarter and sprained his ankle. He was then taken to the locker room by paramedics. Prior to his injury, Duncan contributed
four points, three rebounds, and blocked one shot for San Antonio.

The Spurs guard, Manu Ginobili said that Duncan was in severe pain as he left the court.

“Hopefully, (Duncan’s) injury is not too bad. However, I saw him in pain, and he is not one of those guys who are going to pretend or do that if he is not hurting. Hopefully, it is just a couple of games and he will be back soon,” Ginobili stated.

Television analyst for San Antonio, Sean Elliott clarified that the Power forward/Center Duncan will be out of the lineup for at least two weeks as the nature. He further explained that the nature of the injury is quiet serious and the X-rays were also negative.

Antonio McDyess of San Antonio said, “I thought he had done real damage, like broken or fractured,” “I was just happy to see it was just a severe sprain. I actually thought it was worse.”

Duncan will miss 9 of the remaining 12 games of the Spurs, owing to being sidelined for two weeks. However, he would be available to serve his team at the start of the postseason.

His absence is of course, a point of concern for the Spurs as he is averaging, 13.4 points, 9.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.9 blocks per game during this season. He started every game of this season for the Spurs except Saturday’s contest against the Charlotte

Unquestionably, Duncan is one of the leading basketball players in National Basketball Association (NBA) and his unavailability is the greatest tough break for San Antonio.


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