Spurs beset by injuries at guard as Derrick White to miss 6-8 weeks

SAN ANTONIO -- Derrick White has a plantar fascia tear in his left foot and is expected to miss six to eight weeks, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Friday, further depleting the team's depth at guard.

The injury, which happened during Wednesday's preseason game against the Atlanta Hawks, was discovered after White underwent an MRI on Thursday night in San Antonio. An official timeline for his return will be determined at a later date.

This sets the Spurs back a total of three guards.  Dejounte Murray tore his right ACL on Sunday in a preseason loss to the Houston Rockets and is out for the season. Rookie Lonnie Walker IV underwent surgery the following day to repair a torn right meniscus and is expected to be out of action for six to eight weeks.

After Murray's injury, White was the starting point guard for the Spurs' loss to Atlanta on Wednesday in which he had 15 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists in 29 minutes.

Third-year man Bryn Forbes, who scored 22 points off the bench against the Hawks, will start in Friday's preseason finale against the  Orlando Magic. Veteran backup Patty Mills, the longest-tenured Spurs player on the roster, will remain with the second unit.

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