Disaster averted. Draymond Green emerged from the locker room after halftime, and started the second half of the Golden State warriors game against the Brooklyn Nets.
Draymond Green came out of the locker room and will start the second half.— Wes Goldberg (@wcgoldberg) February 14, 2021
Green appeared to suffer a right knee injury towards the end of the first half, when he hit the ground following a close out of a Kevin Durant shot. There wavs no contact on the play, but Green was seen laying down and holding his knee for a few minutes before getting up. He did walk to the locker room under his own power, but had a limp.
According to Rachel Nichols on the ABC broadcast, Green underwent a series of tests during halftime, and the training staff deemed him fine to go. He reportedly ran onto the court when he emerged from the locker room.
The Athletic’s Anthony Slater noted that Green has previously described having his knee “lock up” on him, and perhaps that’s what happened here.
No word on severity yet, but Draymond Green's gone down before grabbing his knee and later described it as "locking up" on him, something that's happened at different times of his basketball life. Here he is in 2017 discussing it. https://t.co/UGGWSDru48— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 14, 2021
You can all exhale now.