D'Angelo Russell will miss at least two weeks with a sprained right thumb

The Warriors point guard left Friday's game against the Celtics in the third quarter

Whitley Sandretto
November 16, 2019 - 1:05 pm

Injuries continue to plague the Golden State Warriors.

D'Angelo Russell will be out at least two weeks with a sprained right thumb, the team announced. 

Russell left in the third quarter of Friday's matchup against the Celtics and did not return. This is following a string of injuries for the Warriors dating back to the 2019 NBA Finals. 

On Tuesday at practice, Steve Kerr was asked if he's ever seen anything like this in his entire NBA career (as a player and as a coach). He simply replied, "No."

The Warriors are now down to nine healthy players: Ky Bowman (two-way player and the only true point guard on the Warriors roster), Glenn Robinson III, Draymond Green, Jordan Poole, Alec Burks, Omari Spellman, Marquese Chriss, Eric Paschall, and Willie Cauley-Stein. 

The NBA requires teams to have eight healthy players to begin a game; The Warriors have nine. 

Kevon Looney, Jacob Evans III, and Alen Smailagic will all be reevaluated next Wednesday. 

The Warriors start their four-game road trip on Sunday and Russell is officially ruled out for the entire trip. 

 

 

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