The San Antonio Spurs had a tumultuous offseason after Kawhi Leonard demanded a trade from the organization. It’s hasn’t gotten any easier for the Spurs who just lost a key player to a severe knee injury.
First-round pick Lonnie Walker reportedly suffered a torn meniscus during the Spurs’ game against the Detroit Lions on Friday night. Walker left the game limping, although the severity of the injury wasn’t known at the time.
It’s a terrible break for the former Miami Hurricanes star. Walker also suffered a torn meniscus during the summer of 2017 before his first collegiate season.
Chris Haynes broke the news.
San Antonio rookie Lonnie Walker IV suffered a right medical meniscus tear and will undergo surgery on Monday.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) October 6, 2018
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski revealed the timeline for Walker’s return. It looks like he’ll be sidelined anywhere from six to eight weeks with the injury.
ESPN Source: Early timeframe for Spurs first-round pick Lonnie Walker, who'll undergo surgery Monday for a meniscus tear: Six to eight weeks.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 6, 2018
San Antonio selected Walker with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. The team has high hopes for the rookie and will be looking forward to getting their young guard healthy for the rest of the season.