Spurs' White out 6-8 weeks as injuries plague backcourt

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - San Antonio point guard Derrick White will miss six-to-eight weeks after injuring his left heel in his first game as a starter since replacing Dejounte Murray, who was lost for the season with a torn ACL.

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich announced during Friday's shootaround that the second-year guard will be out for up to two months. White was already ruled out of the preseason finale on Friday with the Orlando Magic.

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San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich stands on the sideline during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik)

White injured his heel during San Antonio's 130-127 preseason loss to Atlanta on Wednesday. He had 15 points, six rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes.

White's injury caps an injury-filled week for the revamped backcourt. The Spurs lost Murray to season-ending surgery after his knee buckled Sunday against Houston. Rookie Lonnie Walker IV will miss at least six weeks after sustaining a knee injury last Friday.

Patty Mills is expected to start in White's place.