Spurs guard Devin Vassell is set to have his injured left knee scoped, the team has announced in a press statement.
The third-year guard sat out San Antonio’s 117-114 loss to the Knicks Wednesday with knee soreness, and has missed three of the team’s last four games due to the issue. Head coach Gregg Popovich had previously claimed the injury would make Vassell’s status day-to-day.
San Antonio indicates that Vassell is set to go under the knife on January 11 in New York, with Dr. Riley J. Williams scheduled to operate on the pesky joint.
Through 29 games thus far in 2022/23, the 6’5″ wing is averaging a career-high 19.4 PPG on .445/.404/793 shooting splits. He is also chipping in 4.0 RPG, 3.6 APG and 1.2 SPG as the second-leading scorer for the 12-26 Spurs.
Though a recovery timeline has yet to be established, losing Vassell for any extended period will hamper the on-court product for San Antonio. Given that the Spurs have appeared open to trying their lottery luck this summer, the club may ultimately not mind a lengthy absence for one of its biggest contributors.
Reserve wing Romeo Langford started in Vassell’s stead last night against New York, and could be in line for a major uptick in minutes and touches as Vassell recuperates.