NBA Summer League is a fun time for fans to see their team’s draft picks in action. Unfortunately, injuries sometimes occur, which can knock a rookie out of action.
Such is the case of San Antonio Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV. Walker was San Antonio’s first round pick in June out of Miami (Fla.).
According to ESPN’s Michael C. Wright, Walker is out for the rest of summer after injuring his ankle tonight. Thankfully, the injury does not seem serious.
Per a source, Spurs first-round draft pick Lonnie Walker IV sprained an ankle and is out for the rest of summer league. Nothing major here. Just no need to push it at this juncture.
— Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) July 13, 2018
Below are two clips of Walker injuring himself and leaving the court during tonight’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Spurs 1st ed pick Lonnie Walker goes down in Summer League pic.twitter.com/WVdARjYhwz
— Walter Pasacrita (@saradioboy) July 13, 2018
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) July 13, 2018
Walker is regarded as an elite athlete who is still raw. He played only one year in college, so Walker likely could have used more seasoning in summer league entering his rookie season.
Unfortunately, he won’t get that, but as we said, this injury doesn’t seem to be something that will affect Walker long-term.