Draymond Green out for at least 2 more weeks with a sore left calf
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green will be re-evaluated in two weeks after it was determined soreness/tightness in his left calf is tied to a disc in his lower back, the team announced Sunday.
Green left last Sunday's win over Cleveland with the calf injury and underwent an MRI on his back that night and has seen multiple specialists in the last week. He will receive physical therapy until he is re-evaluated.
Green is a contender for Defensive Player of the Year, averaging 7.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, 7.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.2 blocks.
The Warriors will also be without Stephen Curry tonight at Minnesota. He left the road trip to return to California with a hand injury that is not believed to be serious enough to keep him out for an extended period.
The concern for the Warriors is this injury sticking around and hindering Green around or during playoff time. He has been a high-energy force on the defensive end this season because he's been right physically. If he isn't, that's a major problem.
"The main thing is to be safe and cautious," coach Steve Kerr said. "It’s a long season. That’s my sense. That we’re being cautious."