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The San Antonio Spurs guard could not help but laugh when seeing a graphic regarding his one-week injury.
The San Antonio Spurs are currently clinging onto the seventh-seed in the Western Conference, but have lost four of their last five contests. One player significant by his absence is guard Lonnie Walker IV has been sidelined for the past three games due to an injury.
On Saturday, a Spurs fan account on Twitter posted a graphic for Walker to send him well wishes for a speedy recovery. The thing is, Walker is out for the next week due to a wrist injury. Walker saw said graphic and decided to reply with “all this for a wrist,” accompanied by laughing emojis.
Spurs: Lonnie Walker IV cracks jokes about hilarious get well soon graphic for his wrist injury
Walker IV is not undergoing season-ending wrist surgery, it is just overall soreness. While Walker was joking, he was basically letting everyone know that he is going to be just fine.
The ailment first occurred during last Monday’s game against the Charlotte Hornets, where Walker was relegated to a bench role and played a grand total of nine minutes. Since then, Walker has missed San Antonio’s next three games against the Los Angeles Clippers and Chicago Bulls.
Head coach Gregg Popovich confirmed that Walker will be out for at least the next week, where he is expected to miss San Antonio’s next four contests against the Sacramento Kings (twice), Atlanta Hawks and Indiana Pacers.
Through 37 games this season, Walker is averaging 11.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists all while shooting 42.5-percent from the field and 35.6-percent from the three-point line.
Walker appreciates the concern from fans about his wrist, but he is likely to take the court again next week.