Spurs’ Metu has fractured left wrist

Chimezie Metu of the Spurs suffered a fractured left wrist during summer-league play in Las Vegas.

Chimezie Metu of the San Antonio Spurs suffered a fractured left wrist in Las Vegas Summer League play.

According to a report by Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News, Metu, the 48th overall selection in the draft June 21, was injured late in the Spurs’ 95-90 victory over Washington last Sunday.

Metu, a Southern California product, suffered the injury after jumping to catch a lob pass at the rim and landing awkwardly.

The 6-foot-10, 225-pound big man played the remainder of the game, but did not play again during the rest of the Spurs’ time in Las Vegas, which concluded Sunday.

Metu, 21, averaged 10.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and a blocked shot during the Spurs’ games in summer play in Salt Lake City and then 12.5 points and 6.5 boards in two games in Las Vegas.

Osborn’s report states Metu has been fitted with a cast, but the injury is not considered to be serious in nature and surgery will not be necessary.