Video: Draymond Green leaves game after being kicked in the groin
The Golden State Warriors are now officially without anyone of their All-Stars after Draymond Green was taken out of the game by a hit to the groin courtesy of Danny Green, per the Warriors’ PR report.
Injury update: Draymond Green will be examined at halftime. He will not return to tonight’s game.
Here’s the exact moment where Green got hurt:
Draymond Green went to the locker room because he got knee’d/kicked by Danny Green… pic.twitter.com/pRe2msKqnl
— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) March 20, 2018
Come to think of it, Green hits someone in the groin area. Only this time, it was the Spurs’ Danny dishing out the punishment and the Warriors’ Draymond being on the receiving end —talk about a role reversal for the latter.
The Warriors have yet to settle on a return date for Stephen Curry. Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant both have not yet reached the middle-point of their recovery timetable. All these have left Green as the lone survivor of Golden State’s bevy of All-Stars.
Over the last couple games, Green has performed admirably, filling in for his fallen teammates. However, he now finds himself alongside Curry, Thompson, and Durant in sickbay.
With the reigning Defensive Player of the Year out, rookie big man Jordan Bell, who’s also coming off an injury, is expected to carry the burden of the Warriors star’s loss. However, no big man on Golden State’s roster can replicate the floor-spacing ability that Green brings to the floor.
All eyes will be on the lookout for updates on the severity of the injury, but this doesn’t bode well for the Warriors’ bid to claim the league’s top overall seed away from the Houston Rockets. Then again, the defending champions have repeatedly said that they value health over playoff seeding.