Jakob Poeltl suffers right MCL sprain

Derrick White and Jakob Poeltl

Sunday the San Antonio Spurs announced center Jakob Poeltl has suffered a right MCL sprain, after an MRI examination was conducted in the morning.

Poeltl left early during the Spurs-Magic game on Saturday when the injury occurred.

The team did not provide a timeline for return, nor did they provide any details on the grade level of the injury. However, on his official Facebook page, Poeltl revealed he could be out 2-4 weeks.

The team did announce Poeltl will be out for Monday’s game against Indiana, while LaMarcus Aldridge is listed as doubtful with a right shoulder strain. Chimezie Metu is also out, since he’s still with the G-League team.

Prior to the injury, Poeltl had remained healthy all season and played in 58 games, where he was averaging 16.6 minutes, 5.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks per game.

If Aldridge isn’t able to play Monday, the Spurs’ options at the 5 will be Drew Eubanks, Luka Samanic, Rudy Gay, and Trey Lyles.

The team might provide more details on Poeltl’s injury Monday after shootaround or prior to their game against the Pacers.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here