January 3, 2022; San Francisco, California, United States; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) overtakes Miami Heat forward PJ Tucker (17) in the fourth quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
The Golden State Warriors have ruled forward Draymond Green for at least the next two games with a left calf injury.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Wednesday that Green was not with the team and would not be in Thursday’s game in Milwaukee and Friday’s game in Chicago.
Golden State is expected to complete a four-game road trip Sunday in Minnesota.
“I guess there’s a chance (Green) of coming to Minnesota, but I would say it’s questionable,” Kerr said. “Just the idea of crossing the country for one game. It’s probably best served just for work. He certainly won’t play the next two, and it’s doubtful for Minnesota.
The Warriors started their journey with a 116-108 loss in Memphis on Tuesday night. Green did not play in this game.
Green, 31, is averaging 7.9 points, 7.6 rebounds and 7.4 assists in 34 games this season.
Meanwhile, Warriors guard Klay Thompson was not on the team’s injury report for Thursday’s game, indicating he is likely to play against the Bucks and rest against the Bulls on Friday night.
Thompson returned from a 2.5-year absence in Sunday’s win over Cleveland, playing for the first time since tearing his ACL in his left knee in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals. scored 17 points in 20 minutes.
–Field level media