Rudy Gay out at Least 2 Weeks with Heel Injury

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistDecember 29, 2017

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 25: Rudy Gay #22 of the San Antonio Spurs looks on during the game against the Charlotte Hornets on November 25, 2017 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice:  Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
Kent Smith/Getty Images

San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay will miss at least two weeks due to a right heel injury.

According to Cody McCrary of the San Antonio Express-News, Gay exited Thursday's win over the New York Knicks and was diagnosed with right retrocalcaneal bursitis after an MRI.

Per McCrary, the team plans to reevaluate Gay in two weeks.

Gay's return to the injury report is unwelcome news for the Spurs, who inked the 12-year veteran to a two-year, $17.2 million deal after his 2016-17 season was cut short due to a torn Achilles. 

Since he arrived in San Antonio, Gay has averaged 11.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists while shooting 47.6 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from three in a key role off the bench. 

Gay's ability to toggle between the 3 and 4 makes him a valuable piece of the puzzle in San Antonio, especially as Kawhi Leonard works himself back into game shape, but head coach Gregg Popovich has capable wings who can fill the void. 

For the time being, expect Kyle Anderson and Davis Bertans to see a bump in playing time with the Spurs in need of reinforcements off the bench.

Related

    LeBron 'Re-Focused' After Roster Overhaul

    NBA logo
    NBA

    LeBron 'Re-Focused' After Roster Overhaul

    Joseph Zucker
    via Bleacher Report

    Ex-NBA Ref Donaghy Won't Be Charged for Threatening Man with Hammer

    NBA logo
    NBA

    Ex-NBA Ref Donaghy Won't Be Charged for Threatening Man with Hammer

    Joseph Zucker
    via Bleacher Report

    NBA Launching Confidential Hotline for Workplace Issues

    NBA logo
    NBA

    NBA Launching Confidential Hotline for Workplace Issues

    Tim Daniels
    via Bleacher Report

    AD Wants to Stay with Pels Till 2021

    NBA logo
    NBA

    AD Wants to Stay with Pels Till 2021

    Joseph Zucker
    via Bleacher Report