Spurs' Victor Wembanyama (ankle) out vs. Suns

League: NBA

Posted on: 25 Mar, 2024 at 08:12 PM

Credit: Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

San Antonio Spurs rookie center Victor Wembanyama will miss Monday night's game against the Phoenix Suns with a sprained left ankle.

He suffered the injury Saturday night in a 131-106 loss to the Suns, the first of two games in San Antonio between the two teams. He scored 13 points and had five rebounds in 21 minutes.

The 7-foot-3 Wembanyama has been bothered by ankle sprains throughout the season.

On the season, the 20-year-old is averaging 20.7 points, 10.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.4 blocks for the Spurs (15-56).

The game is crucial for the Suns (42-29), who have a half-game lead over the Sacramento Kings and Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference for the No. 6 seed. By finishing in the top six, the Suns would avoid the play-in tournament.

--Field Level Media