In the fourth quarter of the game, Green stepped on the foot of teammate DeMarcus Cousins. Immediately after doing so, the former Defensive Player of the Year fell to the ground in pain and grabbed his foot. After being helped to his feet, he limped to the locker room.
The team quickly announced that it was an ankle sprain.
Draymond Green (left ankle sprain) will not return to tonight's game.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) February 24, 2019
The injury is more than a little concerning, because Green didn’t appear to roll his ankle at all. The injury occurred through impact, rather than twisting. Add that to the fact that he appeared to be in a huge amount of pain, and the whole thing feels rather concerning.
Warriors calling it a left ankle sprain for Draymond Green. Won't return. But there wasn't a twist, which makes the extreme pain he was obviously experiencing more concerning for GSW.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 24, 2019
If you want to see the injury - there isn’t much to see beyond the reaction - here’s the video.
Dray was in visible pain and went to the locker room after stepping on Boogie’s foot pic.twitter.com/gFAa2BZOeD— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) February 24, 2019
We’ll keep you updated on the injury if any more news comes out. Here’s hoping it’s nothing serious.