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San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray has suffered a torn ACL in his right knee, an MRI revealed Monday, according to Shams Charania of Stadium.
No timetable has been set for Murray’s return, though these types of injuries are generally season-ending.
Murray, the Spurs’ starting point guard, had his knee give way on a breakaway drive against James Harden of the Houston Rockets with 2:20 remaining in the first half of a preseason game Sunday.
The Murray news came the same day that Spurs rookie guard Lonnie Walker IV was scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.
Murray averaged 8.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.2 steals in 21.5 minutes in 81 games (48 starts) last season, taking over as the starting point guard for future Hall of Famer Tony Parker.
Spurs say timeline for Murray's return will be set later. Tough blow to the Spurs' cornerstone of the future. https://t.co/l4j6MJUi7J
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 8, 2018
The 6-foot-5, 170-pound Murray, selected by the Spurs with the 29th overall pick in the 2016 draft out of the University of Washington, shot 44.3 percent from the field, 26.5 percent from deep and 70.9 percent from the free-throw line.
Murray earned second-team NBA All-Defensive recognition last season, his second in the league.
— Colton Jones contributed to this report.