Golden State Warriors point guard Ky Bowman suffered a severe ankle sprain during the team’s blowout loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night. According to coach Steve Kerr, Bowman’s injury is bad enough that he isn’t listed day-to-day, as players with ankle sprains usually are.
Instead, you can likely expect Bowman to miss a few weeks.
Steve Kerr said Ky Bowman’s ankle sprain won’t be a day-to-day thing. He’ll be out awhile.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 28, 2020
Bowman suffered the injury in the waning minutes of the loss, and needed help getting off the court, as he didn’t appear able to put weight on his right foot.
Ky Bowman now being helped to the bench. At this rate don't even risk bringing Steph back tbh pic.twitter.com/ULtjhm0kKS— Chris Montano (@gswchris) February 28, 2020
According to The Athletic’s Anthony Slater, Bowman left the arena in a wheelchair.
Bowman’s injury is just the latest in a long string of Warriors injuries, though the timing isn’t bad. Golden State only has one more game before the targeted return of Steph Curry. For that one game - Saturday vs. the Phoenix Suns - the Warriors won’t have a single point guard available.
The Warriors are 59 games into the season. Curry has missed 55 of those games, and Klay Thompson has missed all 59. Draymond Green has missed 16, and Kevon Looney has missed 40. D’Angelo Russell missed 19 before being traded.
It’s just been that kind of year.
On the year, Bowman - who went undrafted, joined the Warriors on a two-way contract, and later had his deal converted into a multi-year contract - is averaging 7.4 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game in 22.5 minutes.