Warriors receive good news on Draymond Green’s scary ankle injury

Although the Golden State Warriors easily took care of business against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, the night did include one scare for Draymond Green’s team.

Late in the third quarter of Golden State’s 109-85 win over the Los Angeles Lakers, Green and teammate Ian Clark collided on the defensive end. Clark went down holding his head, while Green immediately reached for his ankle. Both players were slow to get up:

There was some good news after the game for the Warriors, though. X-rays on Green’s ankle came back negative, and he told reporters that he plans to play against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night in Oakland:

Green is averaging 10.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 6.9 assists, 2.2 steals and 1.6 blocks per game for the Warriors this season, as Golden State has rolled to an early 14-2 record. Any concerns about the Warriors’ defense are starting to fade, as the team boasts the NBA’s best offense by a wide margin and a top-ten defense over the first month of the season.


With Friday’s win over the Lakers, Golden State also claimed the best record in the NBA. The Los Angeles Clippers are 14-3, and the Cleveland Cavaliers are 12-2.