Last week it was revealed that the wrist injury sidelining Golden State Warriors wing Kelly Oubre Jr. featured a fracture and a ligament tear. That’s never good news, but on Thursday the Warriors announced that Oubre’s injuries will not require surgery.
He’ll be re-evaluated in one or two weeks.
Warriors’ official update on Oubre: pic.twitter.com/spIld3SYN7— Kendra Andrews (@kendra__andrews) May 7, 2021
That timeline means that Oubre has very likely played his last regular season game of the year, as the Dubs wrap up their schedule with a game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday, May 16. But it leaves the door open for the lefty to return for the playoffs, especially if the Dubs make it out of the play-in tournament and earn a full seven-game series.
Most importantly, it means that Oubre should have a normal offseason, instead of spending the summer rehabbing after surgery. He’ll be able to get in the gym and improve his game, which is good for him on an individual level, and good for the Warriors if they end up re-signing him.
If Oubre does indeed miss the rest of the year, he will have been sidelined for 17 games this season.