San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray exited the Spurs’ Sunday preseason game against the Houston Rockets after appearing to injure his knee.
Dejounte Murray is down and in a whole lot of pain. This is not good.
— Jeff McDonald (@JMcDonald_SAEN) October 7, 2018
Dejounte Murray is up after spending several minutes writhing in pain on the court after his knee buckled during a fastbreak drive to the basket against James Harden.
— Tom Orsborn (@tom_orsborn) October 7, 2018
Dejounte Murray went down after seeming to turn something. Stayed down for quite a bit in a lot of pain. A wheelchair was brought out, but he got up and moved around as he wanted to stay in, but taken to locker room.
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) October 7, 2018
The Spurs have announced that DeJounte Murray will not be returning to action. Tough blow for SA, as it announced yesterday that Lonnie Walker IV will be undergoing surgery.
— Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) October 7, 2018
Murray underwent an MRI on Monday and the team announced he would be sidelined due to a torn ACL.
Spurs guard Dejounte Murray underwent an MRI examination this morning in San Antonio that revealed he has a torn right anterior cruciate ligament. The injury occurred at the 2:47 mark of the second quarter of yesterday’s Spurs-Rockets preseason game. A timeline for his return will be determined at a later date.?
Last season, Murray became the youngest player ever named to an All-Defensive team. The 6-foot-5 guard averaged 8.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game while shooting 44.3 percent from the field and 26.5 percent from 3-point range.
It was announced Thursday that Murray’s fellow Spurs guard, Lonnie Walker IV, tore his meniscus. He is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks.