After having it tended to on the bench, Russell headed to the locker room. The team announced that his thumb was sprained, and that the 2019 All-Star would not return.
D'Angelo Russell (right thumb sprain) will not return to tonight’s game.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) November 16, 2019
It's Russell's second injury of the year. He already missed three games due to an ankle sprain.
With the Warriors already down Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevon Looney, Damion Lee, Jacob Evans III, and Alen Smailagic, Russell's injury could be debilitating. Yet at the same time, it doesn't feel surprising at all.
Hopefully the injury is not serious, and Russell can return to the court soon. He's been the Warriors best player this year, and the team is hilariously thin, even when he's on the court.
We'll keep you updated on the injury as more news comes out.