The Golden State Warriors lost one of their forwards to injury during Saturday’s defeat to the Boston Celtics.
Juan Toscano-Anderson suffered a concussion and laceration when he dove for a loose ball midway through the fourth quarter.
What a hustle play from Juan Toscano-Anderson.— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) April 18, 2021
The 28-year-old kept the ball inbounds and wound up jumping over the scorer’s table and falling awkwardly. He left the game and didn’t return. The Dubs released a statement following the game saying Toscano-Anderson is entering the NBA’s concussion protocol.
Juan Toscano-Anderson has been diagnosed with a concussion resulting from a fall during the fourth quarter of tonight’s game.— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) April 18, 2021
Per NBA rules, he will enter the league’s concussion protocol. pic.twitter.com/pjXVJE611p
Toscano-Anderson has been a source of energy for the Warriors all season. He’s earned the trust of head coach Steve Kerr and has been playing regular minutes. Toscano-Anderson is averaging 5.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists this season. He’s averaging 18.2 minutes per game.
Golden State is already without Kelly Oubre Jr. and Eric Paschall, while rookie James Wiseman will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury.
The Warriors continue their five-game road trip with a matchup against the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia 76ers on Monday.