Golden State Warriors center Kevon Looney will be out for at least another two weeks, due to a nerve-related issue. The team provided an update on Wednesday saying that, in two weeks time, they’ll have an estimate on Looney’s return.
Here’s the team’s full statement:
Warriors center Kevon Looney, who has missed the last six games due to nerve-related symptoms, recently underwent a battery of tests. Following the tests, we are hopeful and encouraged that the treatment plan prescribed for him will allow Kevon to return to action in the near future. An update on his expected return-to-play timeline will be provided in two weeks.
Two weeks brings us to November 20, when the Warriors visit the Dallas Mavericks. Counting that game, and tonight’s contest against the Houston Rockets, that two-week span covers nine games, meaning Looney will miss at least 15 games in total. In all likelihood, it will be a bit more.
It’s been a rough year for Looney. After returning to the Warriors on a three-year, $15 million deal, the fifth-year center missed the entire preseason with a hamstring issue that he first dealt with over the summer.
He then started the season opener, but left the game before halftime, and hasn’t seen the court since.
Nerve issues are always scary, so hopefully the team’s optimism regarding Looney is warranted.