NBA Rumor: Derrick White Injury

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The Spurs have removed guard Derrick White from their injury report, an indication that he could return to action as soon as Friday night against the Lakers at the AT&T Center. Thursday’s injury list was limited to forward LaMarcus Aldridge, who has been upgraded to questionable after sitting out Wednesday’s 121-107 loss to the Lakers with a sore left knee, and guard Quinndary Weatherspoon, who has been sidelined since the summer after undergoing left knee surgery.

Second-year pro Derrick White, who had emerged as one of the team’s most important pieces before missing the first five games of the rodeo road trip with a plantar fascia injury in his right foot, traveled with the Spurs to Toronto for the start of leg 2. Though the 24-year-old White has not been formally ruled in for tonight’s game against the Raptors at Scotiabank Arena, he’s listed as probable. Coach Gregg Popovich showed confidence he at least would be ready to return at some point on the trip that moves on to New York on Sunday and Brooklyn on Monday.
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