Rookie of the Year candidate Victor Wembanyama has played incredibly well thus far, despite the San Antonio Spurs having gotten off to an awful start. The Spurs have dropped 14 straight games and face a brutal upcoming schedule that could push it up to 20 games if they aren't careful.
After Wembanyama missed their previous game with hip tightness, they can't afford to have him miss extended time, but how much time will he miss, if any?
Victor Wembanyama's status for the Spurs’ game against the Wolves on December 6th
While Wembanyama missed the Spurs' game against the New Orleans Pelicans, that might have been more about getting him more rest than an injury. Hip tightness may have only been the official excuse to sit Wembanyama, who had played the first 18 games of the season. If that is the case, then he should be available for their game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
When will Wembanyama play?
With Wembanyama not listed on the injury report for the Spurs, it is likely that he will play on Wednesday against the Timberwolves. With San Antonio in the middle of a long losing streak and an ugly schedule coming up, they will need Wembanyama back in action if they hope to snap it and he probably will.
San Antonio Spurs complete injury report
Devin Vassell and Zach Collins appear on the Spurs' injury report. Vassell is listed as probable with left knee management, while Collins is probable after a thumb sprain. It appears that the Spurs could have their full roster.
The San Antonio Spurs next five games
Following their game against the Timberwolves, the Spurs play a tough schedule that includes four games against teams around or above .500. Their best chance at a win is against the struggling Bulls but there are no easy wins on their upcoming schedule. Here are the Spurs' next 5 games:
*All times are Eastern.
Friday, December 8th, 8:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls
Monday, December 11th, 8:00 p.m. @ Houston Rockets
Wednesday, December 13th, 8:00 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers on NBA TV
Friday, December 15th, 8:00 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers on ESPN
Sunday, December 17th, 7:30 p.m. The New Orleans Pelicans
Overall, barring a setback, Wembanyama is expected to play Wednesday against the Timberwolves. With 14 consecutive losses, the Spurs definitely hope so if they want to win a game for the first time in weeks.