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Doug McDermott to miss the remainder of the regular season with an ankle sprain

The San Antonio Spurs put their starting forward on ice as they reach the final leg of their schedule.

San Antonio Spurs v Cleveland Cavaliers Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

The San Antonio Spurs have announced Doug McDermott underwent an MRI that has confirmed his Grade 3 right ankle sprain, and he will sit out the remainder of the regular season.

The 30-year-old forward will immediately begin a rehabilitation program for his injury. He turned his ankle when he landed on another player on a three-point attempt this Saturday.

McDermott averaged 11.3 points and 2.3 rebounds in his first go-round in Silver and Black. The veteran sharpshooter also started in all 51 games he appeared under head coach Gregg Popovich this season.

The appropriately nicknamed Dougie McBuckets shot a team-high 42.2% from beyond the arc this season, which ranked seventh in the NBA among qualified players entering Wednesday night.

San Antonio signed McDermott to a fully guaranteed three-year $41.25M contract last offseason, and he still has two seasons left on the deal. The Spurs were 21-30 when he suited up in 2021-2022.