Spurs’ Dejounte Murray tears right ACL

According to the San Antonio Spurs, third-year guard Dejounte Murray underwent an MRI examination this morning in San Antonio that revealed he has a torn right anterior cruciate ligament.

The injury occurred at the 2:47 mark of the second quarter of yesterday’s Spurs-Rockets preseason game. A timeline for his return will be determined at a later date, but Murray is likely out for the year.

It has been a tough week for the Spurs. On Saturday, San Antonio announced that rookie G Lonnie Walker tore his right medial meniscus. According to ESPN, Walker is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.

Murray, 22, was expected to play a big role with the Spurs this season; he averaged 8.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game last season with San Antonio.