Spurs Lose Key Player For "A While" Due To Injury

Victor Wembanyama's breakthrough 38-point performance got all the attention in Thursday night's San Antonio Spurs' victory over the Phoenix Suns, but under the radar the team suffered an injury problem.

Star swingman Devin Vassell will be out for some time with a groin injury, according to head coach Gregg Popovich. 

An MRI on Friday should give the Spurs more clarity on Vassell's timeline.

In the meantime, expect Cedi Osman and Doug McDermott to get more minutes in Vassell's absence.

Vassell, 23, is in his fourth year after being selected 11th overall in the first round in 2020. He signed a five-year, $135M rookie scale extension with the Spurs just before the season. He's averaging what would be a career-high 19.4 points, along with 3.4 boards and 2.2 dimes, while shooting the long ball at 40.7%. 

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