Spurs’ Bassey to miss rest of season with leg injury

San Antonio Spurs center Charles Bassey underwent additional testing today in San Antonio that confirmed a non-displaced fracture in his left patella, the team announced on Wednesday.

Bassey, 22, will miss the remainder of the 2022-23 season, and the team will provide updates as appropriate.

The injury occurred during the first quarter of last night’s Spurs-Magic game at the AT&T Center. 

Since joining the Spurs, Bassey has played well for San Antonio. In 35 games, he averaged 5.7 points, 5.5 rebounds, and almost one block(0.9) per contest.

Bassey signed a two-way contract with the Spurs after being waived by the 76ers in October, and in February, his two-way contract was converted to a standard NBA deal.

He was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round of the 2021 NBA Draft. The 53rd overall pick appeared in 23 games for the Sixers last season, also appearing in three playoff games.

This is a big blow for the young center, but expect Bassey to return strong next season for San Antonio.

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