It seems as though, Golden State Warriors can only wait for their players to return after their disappointing start to the season. Ahead of their game against Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, most of their All-Stars weren’t expected to be available. The only hope they had was D’Angelo Russell, which now seems to be ruled out.
The Athletic’s Anthony Slater reported that Russell was listed as “questionable,” ahead of the Warriors’ game against Trail Blazers.
Before the start of the season, a little slump in the performance of the most decorated team in the last decade was expected, but so far, it has been far more worse. They have managed only one victory in the first six games of the season.
What’s more worrying is, all of their All-Stars are sidelined with injury. Draymond Green, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevon Looney, Jacob Evans, Alen Smailagic are currently in their injury list, with Russell doubtful.
With Thompson’s injury known to keep him out for almost the entire season, Warriors had hopes on Curry. But Curry, a few days back, suffered a broken hand.
On Friday, Curry underwent surgery to repair a broken metacarpal bone in his left hand. While his injury timeline is yet unknown, his father Dell Curry said that his son will not be rushing for a comeback.
Warriors injury report:
• Klay Thompson – ACL (Out)
• Steph Curry – Hand Fracture (Out)
• Draymond Green – Index Sprain(Out)
• Kevon Looney – Neuropathy(Out)
• Jacob Evans – Adductor Strain(Out)
• D’Angelo Russell – Ankle Sprain(Questionable)
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“Anytime you have a major surgery like that, even with a hand, he’s doing the best he can,” Curry told The Undefeated. “It was a tough, tough injury, but he’s doing the best he can. Three to four months, not sure when he is going to come back. Has to take his time and come back with it.
“He’s been through injuries before with the ankle. He understands the rehab that it takes to get through it. He knows about injuries and what goes through that. He’s got to be patient and make sure he is fully healthy before he comes back.”