No timetable has been given for Derrick White’s return for the San Antonio Spurs, after the team announced Monday that his toe injury was more serious than first thought.
It’s the same toe — the second toe on his left foot — that needed surgery after spraining it in August. White didn’t make his season debut until Friday, when he scored nine points in 23 minutes in the Spurs’ 109-103 home loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.
ESPN reported that White injured the toe in that game, while CBS Sports indicated he stubbed the toe on Sunday. Regardless, the Spurs’ medical team said the fracture was a new injury, not a re-injury, and The Athletic reported that a return date for the point guard has not been given.
White is starting his fourth NBA season, all with San Antonio. He signed a four-year, $73 million contract extension with the team last month. Last season, he averaged a career-high 11.3 points per game on 45.8 percent shooting.
White was the Spurs’ first-round draft pick, 29th overall, in the 2017 draft.