Nov 11, 2010, 2:55 PM EDT
Whenever the phrase “pin inserted in foot” and “NBA player” are in the same sentence, it’s not good.
Spurs rookie James Anderson underwent foot surgery today to repair a stress fracture in his fifth metatarsal and will be out two months because of it, according to tweets from Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News.
Anderson, drafted No. 20 this past June out of Oklahoma State, had been giving the Spurs a respectable 17 minutes a game off the bench, with about 7 points a game. He was hitting 50 percent of his threes in the offense (10 of 20), and had a PER of 12.6. Put simply, if he wasn’t playing decently Gregg Popovich wouldn’t be running him out there much.
Bad break for the rookie, who should now be back in mid-January.
Look for Gary Neal — who has had some big games this season — to get more run.
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