Spurs' Murray leaves game with sprained ankle

From ESPN - February 7, 2018

PHOENIX -- San Antonio Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray suffered a sprained left ankle Wednesday night with his team leading by 27 points over the Phoenix Suns in the second quarter of the opening outing of San Antonio's annual Rodeo Road Trip.

Murray's left leg buckled during a driving layup with 5 minutes, 30 seconds remaining in the first half. Murray grabbed at his injured ankle immediately, and veterans Manu Ginobili and Pau Gasol helped the second-year guard off the court.

Murray started to leave the court area with athletic trainer Will Sevening but instead was checked out by the medical staff near the Spurs' bench, before returning to the floor to shoot free throws. Shortly after that, the Spurs announced Murray would not return to the game.

The Spurs recently promoted Murray into the starting lineup on a permanent basis, while moving veteran Tony Parker into a reserve role.


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