Gay, White held out as injuries mount for Spurs
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By Michael C. WrightESPN Staff Writer

The San Antonio Spurs, plagued by injuries, have added Rudy Gay and Derrick White to the list of unavailable players, which now stands at four with less than a week until the regular-season opener.

Gay has an inflamed bursa in a heel and is not available for Friday's preseason finale against the Orlando Magic, coach Gregg Popovich told the San Antonio Express News. The move was precautionary, and the Spurs will take a closer look at him when they return to San Antonio.

White, meanwhile, has a plantar fascia tear in his left foot, further depleting the team's depth at guard. Popovich initially told reporters that White could miss six to eight weeks, but then later said it could just be two to four weeks.

A source told ESPN that White will know for sure the amount of time he's expected to miss by early next week.

White's injury, which happened during Wednesday's preseason game against the Atlanta Hawks, was discovered after he underwent an MRI on Thursday night in San Antonio. An official timeline for his return will be determined at a later...

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