Just as the Golden State Warriors return one All-Star in Klay Thompson, they lose another in Draymond Green.
Green has missed the last three Warriors games due to a left calf injury, not counting the seven seconds he played in Thompson’s debut to take the floor with his teammate for the first time in two years.
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Here’s everything we know about Green’s injury and how long he can be out of the game.
What is Draymond Green’s injury?
Green’s left calf he pushed at him during the passes before Thompson’s return against the Cavaliers on Sunday. Green has already missed the previous Warriors game and now has missed the last three games of the team with a strained left calf. The 31-year-old forward was very resilient until this point in the season, missing only six matches. However, without their defensive anchor and vocal leader, the Warriors faced a score of 2-4 in these competitions.
How long will Draymond Green be out?
In addition to his three-match absence, head coach Steve Kerr said Green’s return was “doubtful” during the three days of the Golden State road trip.
Draymond Green will not play in Milwaukee or Chicago. Steve Kerr said, “I think there’s a chance.” Green could return to the Warriors in Minnesota, but “doubtfully.” Probably all the way.
– Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 12, 2022
Green is already confirmed that he will miss the team’s next two games – tent matches against the Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls – and although Kerr said “there is a chance” he could return to the last match against the Minnesota Timberwolves, he said: it is “doubtful”. . “
This means that Green is likely to stay out until at least January 18, when the Warriors host the Detroit Pistons. But stretching the calves can be tricky as a lingering injury, and while Warriors hold on to the top seed in the West, they may be more patient with their All-Star veteran.
Warriors 2021-22 schedule
|date||Opponent||time (ET)||National television|
|January 13||in Bucks||19:30||TNT|
|January 14||in Bulls||19:30||ESPN|
|January 16||in Timberwolves||20:00||–|
|January 18||vs. pistons||22:00||–|
|20th January||vs. Pacers||22:00||–|
|21st of January||vs. rockets||22:00||–|
|January 23||vs. jazz||20:30||NBATV|
|January 25||vs. Mavericks||22:00||TNT|