San Antonio Spurs wing Kyle Anderson went down clutching his left knee Sunday night. He has reportedly suffered an MCL strain.
Kyle Anderson has fit in well in the absence of Kawhi Leonard for the San Antonio Spurs. He’s averaging just under nine points, six rebounds and three assists per game. But, after injuring his knee in a Sunday night game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Spurs may have to make way for alternative plans until Leonard comes back.
Jeff McDonald of My San Antonio.com reports that Anderson was in pain after the game.
"The 24-year-old is expected to undergo an MRI on Monday in San Antonio to confirm the injury.“It was a lot of pain,” Anderson said. “We’ll see what they say.”Anderson was not on crutches after the game, but did walk to and from the showers with a pronounced limp. The fourth-year pro is in the midst of his best season, having averaging nine points, six rebounds and three assists heading into Sunday."
An MCL strain has been expected as reported via Adrian Wojnarowski.
Anderson went down clutching his left knee with a minute to go in the third quarter while driving to the basket.
After the injury, Anderson was unable to put weight on the injured knee and was carried off the court by his Spurs teammates.
If it is indeed an MCL strain, that could save the Spurs some heartache. But, it’s still something to be cautious of in the future. The Spurs are currently 15-8, sitting third in the West, and the return of Leonard is imminent. With the way with Spurs culture goes, the team may be fine. Still, the Spurs will be hopeful that an MRI doesn’t come back with unpleasant news for Anderson. To keep up in the West, the Spurs need all their weapons intact.