Dejounte Murray shares message to fans after ACL tear; Popovich, Rudy Gay talk injury

Timeline for Murray's return will be determined later

By RJ Marquez - Digital Content Curator, The Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO - UPDATE: Dejounte Murray shared a message on social media Monday after an MRI exam revealed he suffered a torn ACL in his right knee.

Watch reaction below from Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and forward Rudy Gay. Popovich told the media on Monday he assumed Murray would miss the entire season. 

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The Spurs worst fear was confirmed on Monday as an MRI exam revealed point guard Dejounte Murray suffered a torn ACL in his right knee.

A timeline for his return will be determined at a later date, per the team.

Murray's knee buckled and he crashed to the court Sunday in a preseason loss to the Houston Rockets.

Murray was driving to the basket against Rockets guard James Harden on a fast break when his knee gave.

The third-year player remained on the court for several minutes writhing in pain.

Spurs officials brought out a wheelchair to take him off the court, but Murray refused and got to his feet.

Murray tested his knee in front of the Spurs' bench before heading to the locker room with team officials.

Murray took over the starting point guard job from Tony Parker last season. Parker signed with Charlotte in the offseason.

The news is devastating for Murray, who was in line for a breakout season. He was named to the All-NBA defensive team last season.

Head coach Gregg Popovich did not say who will take Murray's place in the starting lineup. Patty Mills and Derrick White will most likely see time at the point guard position.

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