REPORT: Warriors star D’Angelo Russell suffers thumb injury vs. Celtics
D'Angelo Russell (right thumb sprain) will not return to tonight’s game.
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) November 16, 2019
Russell sustained the injury during the third quarter of the game. He went to the bench to get his hand checked and was eventually brought to the locker room at around the five minute mark of the penultimate period.
D’Lo played for 25 minutes in the game and scored 12 points, two rebounds and six assists before his night ended prematurely.
It has been a disastrous start for the Warriors to the 2019-20 season, and they could only hope that Russell’s injury will not sideline him for an extended period.
The Dubs are already dealing with injuries to their key players Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry and Kevon Looney. Thompson remains sidelined due to the ACL tear he suffered in the 2019 NBA Finals, while Looney is still dealing with a nerve condition.
On the other hand, Curry is expected to be out for several months after injuring his hands two weeks ago.
Russell is averaging 25.7 points, 3.8 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game while shooting 45.2 percent from the field and 37.0 percent from deep. The Dubs, however, are only 2-10 on the season entering Friday’s showdown with the streaking Celtics.