SAN ANTONIO - Spurs rookie Lonnie Walker will undergo surgery on Monday to repair a right medial meniscus tear he sustained during his preseason debut against the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.
According to a press release from the San Antonio Spurs, Walker was injured in the fourth quarter of the game. Walker was seen limping to the locker room following the play at the 6:55 mark of the game.
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
Walker underwent an MRI Saturday morning, and Spurs medical staff discovered the tear.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the injury could keep Walker out of the lineup for six to eight weeks.
The Spurs selected Walker 18th overall in the NBA draft.
JUST IN: #Spurs announce Lonnie Walker IV underwent an MRI exam today that revealed a right medial meniscus tear. The injury occurred in last nights Spurs-Pistons preseason game. Walker IV will have surgery on Monday. A timeline for his return will be determined later #KSATsports — RJ Marquez (@KSATRJ) October 6, 2018
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