San Antonio Spurs All-Star Tim Duncan suffered a sprained left knee and right ankle after getting tangled with a player on the opposing team, the Washington Wizards, Saturday night.
The veteran player had to be helped off the court, The Associated Press reports. Duncan never returned to the game, but the Spurs went onto beat the Wizards 96-86, SI.com.
The Spurs have won their last 10 games and are first place in the Western Conference, while the Wizards have lost their lost 4, and are in 15th place in the Eastern Conference according to NBA.com regular season standings.
According to Spurs Nation, Duncan was helped off the court by teammates Dejuan Blair and Stephen Jackson, but he was able to leave the AT&T Center without any assistance, leaving his teammates optimistic that his injuries aren't too serious.
The 36-year-old player will be re-examined later this week. The full extent of his injuries will not be known until then, but his teammates are trying to remain hopeful his injuries are not season-ending like the tragic end to the Celtics' Rajon Rondo banner season just last week.
Saturday marked Duncan's return to the Spurs' lineup after missing four games due to a sore left knee, The Associated Press reports.