Draymond Green Out of Warriors’ Season Opener Due to Ankle Injury

Faces 4-6 Weeks Layoff

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has revealed that he suffered a left ankle sprain and anticipates a recovery period of four to six weeks, as he informed Andscape’s Marc Spears on Saturday.

This injury, confirmed to be a non-high ankle sprain by sources, occurred earlier in the week during a pickup game at the Chase Center.

Green shared his perspective on the injury, stating, “I dodged a bullet and learned that today by the way it’s [positively] reacting. Even with an MRI, you don’t see the trend of it immediately. The swelling is down.”

Draymond Green is scheduled to address the media on Monday during the Warriors’ media day. Following this, training camp will commence the following day, leading up to the Warriors’ first preseason game on October 7.

It is unlikely that Green will be ready when for Warriors regular season opener slated for October 24 against the Phoenix Suns.

At 33 years old, Green is entering his 12th season in the NBA, and he recently secured a new four-year, $100 million contract extension.

In the previous season, he played in 73 games while battling through various nagging injuries, including those to his back, neck, foot, and knee. Two seasons ago, he endured a one-month absence due to a back injury.

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