Spurs first-round pick to miss start of year with knee in­jury

Las Vegas Review-Journal (Sunday) - - FROM THE COVER -

San An­to­nio Spurs rookie first-round pick Lon­nie Walker IV will miss the start of the reg­u­lar sea­son be­cause of surgery to re­pair a torn right menis­cus.

The guard was hurt in the Spurs’ pre­sea­son win over De­troit on Fri­day.

The Spurs said he will have surgery Mon­day, and that a time­line for his re­turn will be de­ter­mined af­ter that pro­ce­dure. The re­hab for menis­cus surgery is of­ten about six weeks.

The 19-year-old Walker was the 18th over­all pick in the draft ear­lier this year.

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