Blake Wesley, left knee injury… six to eight weeks’ absence
The San Antonio Spurs face having to save the guard.
According to a reporter for “San Antonio Express-News,” Blake Wesley (Guard, 193cm, 84kg) of San Antonio injured his left knee on the 1st (Korea Standard Time).
Wesley was seriously injured in a torn medial ligament in his left knee. With this injury, Wesley has been confirmed to be absent for at least six weeks to up to eight weeks.
He played a home game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on the 1st. Wesley was on the bench on the day. However, he was injured early in the game and was excluded from the power. He played 8:14 before he was injured, adding six points and two rebounds.
Wesley is important for San Antonio’s strength this season. This is because San Antonio released main guard Joshua Primo last weekend. With Primo missing, San Antonio was believed to be using Wesley. Wesley was also expected to secure a lot of playing time. However, due to injury, he has been out of the lineup for a considerable period of time.
He played two games before the injury. He played 11.5 minutes per game, scoring 8 points (6.667.667.500), 1 rebound, and 2 assists. He didn’t get a chance to play since the start of the season, but he got a chance to play after the release of Primo. He made his debut in a home game against the Chicago Bulls on the 29th, scoring 10 points and 4 assists, including two 3-pointers, in his debut.
Wesley advanced to the NBA through the 2022 draft. Called by San Antonio as the 25th place in the first round, he is a representative prospect proud of San Antonio. Led by Devin Bassel, he is considered the future of the team along with Jeremy Sohan (9th) and Malaki Branum (20th). It is regrettable in many ways that he could not seize a good opportunity to develop his actual experience due to injury.
A famous prospect since high school, he spent a season at North Dame University after graduating. After graduating from high school, he played an average of 29.3 minutes in 35 games, posting 14.4 points (404.303.657), 3.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.3 steals. Thanks to this, he was named to the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) All-Rookie Team and the All-ACC Second Team.
Meanwhile, San Antonio laughed against Minnesota despite Wesley’s injury. The victory continued its winning streak. San Antonio, who lost his first game of the season, has since won three consecutive games. So far, he is ranked fourth in the Western Conference with five wins and two losses. Until the opening of the season, it was expected to be at the bottom, but it is listed at the top with outstanding performance.