VIDEO: Draymond Green Writhing In Pain After Awkward Fall
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green went down hard in what initially appeared to be a scary injury Saturday night in the team’s games against the Brooklyn Nets. Collapsing to the ground after contesting a corner three-point shot from former teammate Kevin Durant, Green clutched his leg in visible pain along the sideline as the Warriors’ medical staff rushed to treat him.
Draymond Green goes down and stays down with a non-contact injury 😟pic.twitter.com/uRDTmKqBsG
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) February 14, 2021
Draymond Green is down in pain. pic.twitter.com/Z14YkpXlMg
— Alex. 👋. (@Dubs408) February 14, 2021
Coming with just under a minute to go in the first half of the highly anticipated contest between the Warriors and Nets, Green had rushed out to the arc in an attempt to disrupt Durant, who had leaked out to the corner spot. While Draymond successfully contested the shot, which ultimately missed, the big man landed awkwardly coming down from the play. With Green crumpling to the ground in obvious pain, the injury was immediately concerning, given that it occurred with no apparent contact from KD.
One of the most durable players on the Warriors roster over the last half-decade, Draymond had been listed as questionable earlier this week against the San Antonio Spurs due to “stiffness” in the same knee that was injured tonight. While Green would ultimately play against the Spurs, there is bound to be questions over his leg’s long-term stability.
Thankfully for Warriors fans, not only was the forward able to limp off the court on his own, but he was reinserted by the coaching staff into Golden States starting lineup at the opening of the second half.
Draymond Green will start the second half for the Warriors after leaving in the second quarter with a knee injury.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 14, 2021
Considering that the Warriors have trailed the Nets for most of the evening, having Green available is a huge boon both for the game and more importantly for the rest of the season.