No Structural Damage to Tim Duncan's Knee

No Structural Damage to Tim Duncan's Knee

San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan underwent an MRI exam that showed no structural damage on his sore left knee a day after he was injured in an NBA victory over Washington.

Duncan, who is averaging 17.3 points and a team-high 9.7 rebounds for the Spurs, had missed four games in a row with a knee injury before returning to the court in San Antonio’s 96-86 home triumph.

But in the second quarter of the contest, Duncan suffered the knee injury as well as a mild sprain of his right ankle.

At 38-11, the Spurs have the best record in the league just ahead of Oklahoma City, 35-12.

Duncan, the NBA Rookie of the year in the 1997-98 season, sparked the Spurs to NBA titles in 1999, 2003, 2005 and 2007. Only Boston, Chicago and the Los Angeles Lakers have won more crowns than San Antonio.