The injury bug in Golden State has sidelined another key member of the Warriors’ rotation.
Draymond Green has been ruled out for “the next few games” with a torn ligament in his left index finger, Steve Kerr told reporters before Saturday’s game against the Charlotte Hornets. Green sustained the injury during Friday’s 127-110 setback to the San Antonio Spurs.
“It’s pretty sore,” Green told reporters after the game, via ESPN. “I couldn’t grip the ball the whole entire [game], probably since the second quarter, which is why I was making a lot of one-handed, right-handed passes and dribbling left with my right hand.”
The injury to Green’s finger occurred the same day Curry underwent surgery for a broken left hand, which will keep the All-Star guard on the shelf for at least three months. Curry joined teammate Klay Thompson, who is recovering from surgery to repair a Torn ACL in his left knee, on the Warriors’ injured list.
Green’s injury doesn’t appear to be as severe, but Warriors coach Steve Kerr mentioned before Friday’s game that the team will play it safe with their former Kia Defensive Player of the Year.
“The one thing we won’t do is run [Green] into the ground,” Kerr said, via ESPN. “We have to maintain a good schedule with Draymond minutes-wise and games-wise. If he’s banged up, we should make sure we take care of him.”
In more injury news, guard D’Angelo Russell will not play against Charlotte with a right ankle sprain.