Derrick White of San Antonio Spurs to miss 6-8 weeks

Derrick White Spurs

Derrick White Spurs

White's injury comes after it was revealed Monday that starting point guard Dejounte Murray would likely miss the entire season with a torn ACL.

According to Jeff McDonald, of the San Antonio Express News, head coach Gregg Popovich revealed the injury news and timeline to the media Friday morning as the Spurs prepare for their final preseason game at Orlando.

San Antonio just can not catch a break.

After averaging 18.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.0 block, and 1.0 steal per game in Summer League play, White averaged 16.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 0.9 steals, and 1.8 blocks per 36 minutes in the preseason (per NBA Advanced Stats).

In the offseason, the Spurs watched as free-agent guard Tony Parker opted to sign with the Charlotte Hornets, putting him on a new team for the first time in 17 seasons. First it was Lonnie Walker IV, who tore meniscus in his right knee in a win over Detroit on October 5, then Murray and now White.

The Spurs open the regular season at home against Minnesota on Wednesday.

Bryn Forbes, a third-year guard, will slide into the Spurs' starting point guard spot.

His scoring ability is the most pronounced part of his game, but he's learning how to be a more impactful defensive player with the Spurs.

Popovich tried to put a fearless face on the Spurs' sudden injury epidemic. "I just say, drafting Tim Duncan was probably all the luck we deserved for a long time".

White, meanwhile, has a plantar fascia tear in his left foot, further depleting the team's depth at guard. Nonetheless, San Antonio has had plenty of players walk through their doors that weren't the fastest, quickest or most explosive players.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.