Warriors’ Kevon Looney (nerve condition) set to be re-evaluated next week
ESPN’s Nick Friedell has provided an update on the status of Golden State Warriors big man Kevon Looney and his nerve-related injury. According to the report, the 6-foot-9 big man will be re-evaluated in the coming week.
Warriors say Kevon Looney (nerve condition), Jacob Evans (adductor strain) and Alen Smailagic (ankle) will all be re-evaluated on Wednesday.
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) November 16, 2019
It has now been a week and a half since it was initially announced that Looney was expected to miss another couple of weeks because of this injury. There has been no indication of any setbacks, so it is very much possible that Wednesday’s re-evaluation will result in Golden State’s medical team giving the 23-year-old the go-ahead to return to action sooner rather than later.
The Warriors have had zero luck with injuries this season, and they could sure use the energy and tenacity Looney brings to the game. Nevertheless, with the team looking more and more like a lottery-bound side as the losses continue to pile up, it just wouldn’t make any sense for the Warriors to force Looney back into action unless he is 100 percent healthy.
Looney has only played one game this season — 10 minutes in Golden State’s October 25 opener against the Los Angeles Clippers — and he has yet to take the court since. However, if we are to optimistically abide by the timetable provided, then Looney could potentially make his return at some point in Golden State’s upcoming four-game road trip. Then again, it would not be surprising at all if he ends up staying in San Francisco to skip the entire road stint altogether.