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Victor Wembanyama Injury Report: Spurs Dealt With Shocker Amid Astonishing Form of 20YO Frenchman

Published 03/04/2024, 8:36 PM EST

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San Antonio Spurs‘ star rookie Victor Wembanyama faces injury trouble after the record night. The San Antonio side has had the poorest record in the Western Conference so far, losing close to 50 games. However, the only positive for the team and its management is the explosive rookie season of the 20-year-old. Despite losing games, Wemby continued to make and break records. Notably, he produced an astonishing record against the Indiana Pacers last night, but unfortunately, he also picked up an injury.

During the late end of the Pacers game, Wemby sustained a tremendous blow on his left shoulder when Myles Turner fouled him. While it didn’t impact him at the time, he suffered soreness later, and the team has added him to the injury report under Questionable category for tomorrow’s game against the Houston Rockets.

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In the last few months, the story of Victor Wembanyama has reached a sky-rocketing success. The youth found himself in various elite clubs, sharing space alongside the legends of the game. Last night’s record, however, put him in a lonely place in the history. He became the first rookie in the NBA history to drop 25+ points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, and 5 blocks in back-to-back games.

While he was expected to repeat a similar performance against the Rockets tomorrow, the team listed him questionable for the action. The only positive is the status of the injury is in Day-to-day and the coach will take the call on the day of the game.

Last time when Wemby suffered an ankle injury, coach Gregg Popovich took great care of the rookie. Pop reduced his playing minutes and rested him during every back-to-back game.

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Popovich might implement a similar strategy to protect Wemby from fatigue. Nevertheless, let’s take a look at tomorrow’s match-up and predict the winner.

Spurs vs Rockers – Predictions

The Spurs’ side is currently in the heights of confidence after beating the top-seeding OKC Thunder and the lethal Pacers in back-to-back games. The team will look to take home 3-game winning streak after strangling down the Rockets. Wembanyama’s participation could increase their chances of winning the game.

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On the other hand, the Rockets are also fresh of their win against the Phoenix Suns. The Rockets are 7 wins short to reach the top-10 seed and to keep their playoff chances alive.

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Just like the Spurs put their trust on the big man, the Rockets also heavily rely on their own big man, the 21-year-old Alperen Sengun. The rising star center has continued to progress every year and could turn into a lethal force in the coming seasons. Which team do you think will win tomorrow? Let us know in the comments.

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Shahul Hameed

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Shahul Hameed is a Senior NBA Writer at EssentiallySports. Armed with a Master's Degree in journalism from a distinguished institute, his journey into sports writing began during his college days, and since then, Shahul has been captivated not only by the remarkable consistency of Stephen Curry but also by the enduring legacy of LeBron James. He specializes in covering the live basketball action.
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Sameen Nawathe