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Draymond Green’s MRI is negative

The Warriors received encouraging news about their All-Star’s left knee.

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Draymond Green receives his championship ring prior to Tuesday’s season opener
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Golden State Warriors’ fans can breathe a sigh of relief. The MRI is negative.

After Draymond Green exited Tuesday’s season-opening loss with a left knee strain, fans and teammates alike were understandably worried. Thankfully, after an MRI was performed, things are looking up for the reigning Defensive Player of the Year.

This isn’t particularly surprising news, since Steve Kerr was openly not very worried.

While a negative MRI is definitely good news, the extent of the injury is still unclear. Green’s status for Friday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans is unknown, and it could be that he sits out a handful of games.

That said, Shaun Livingston seems confident that Draymond will be on the court tomorrow, and said as much at practice.

The first two days of the NBA season saw likely season-ending injuries to two key players, Gordon Hayward and Jeremy Lin. We should feel pretty grateful that Green’s injury isn’t more serious.

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