Kevin Looney of the Golden State Warriors will be out of commission for the next couple of weeks- as he is recovering from a sprained ankle that he received in Tuesday’s game. The team management has reported that he would be back in the latter half of the month. The big man from Warrior suffered this freak injury in what turned out to be a 111-107 loss to the Boston Celtics. Later that night, he was sent for an MRI which confirmed that he had a sprain in his foot. After two weeks of rehabilitation, his condition would be reevaluated.
Looney’s Injury Might Be A Detriment To The Warriors
Steve Kerr, the coach of the Warriors mentioned that the injury was just a fluke. After catching his leg on the floor, he simply twisted his ankle- and toppled over. Nonetheless, the team management does feel bad about his condition- considering he is one of the hardest workers in the team. Also, he had a pretty good run of form- so this was a setback.
The injury to Looney did come at a pretty bad time- when the Warriors are reeling at an 11-10. They have been playing without James Wiseman- their rookie center- who ended up spraining his left wrist just the previous week. Marquese Chriss has also been ruled since the beginning- after he went through an ankle injury while practicing. There has not been any official confirmation if he would be coming back.
In this tumultuous period for the Warriors, Draymond Green, Eric Paschall, and Juan Toscano-Anderson would all be getting their minutes. The coach spoke about how Eric Paschall would definitely turn into a big game player- after having been thrust in the spotlight. Juan on the other hand can be considered as a big man- so that leaves the Warrior quite short-handed.