On Friday night, the Golden State Warriors will be returning to Seattle, where they will face the Sacramento Kings in their second preseason game of the year. But they won’t be at full strength. Three-time All-Star Draymond Green will not be playing in the game, as he is working his way through a knee injury.
Draymond Green (sore left knee) did not practice today and won’t play in Seattle against the Kings.— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) October 3, 2018
The sore knee, which has been keeping Green out of practice, is considered minor. MRIs have come back negative, and the team will even see if he can practice on Thursday (though even if he can, he won’t be playing on Friday).
Draymond’s MRI was clean but Kerr still wants to keep him out Saturday as a precaution. https://t.co/AJkbz49MBA— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) October 3, 2018
Steve Kerr said he’s going to see if Green can practice tomorrow before the team leaves for Seattle.— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) October 3, 2018
It certainly seems like the injury is small, and the team is just being cautious, as they should be. At this point, it would be very surprising if Green isn’t ready to play the Oklahoma City Thunder when the regular season commences in 13 days.
Still, knee injuries are nothing to take lightly, so we’ll keep you updated as more news rolls in.