Andre Iguodala Has Injured Hamstring, ‘Can’t Even Walk’
Andre Iguodala said he felt a pop in his left hamstring during the third quarter of Friday’s game, and told reporters that he “can’t even walk.” Initially diagnosed with a hamstring strain, Iggy is scheduled for an MRI on Saturday. From Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News:
Andre Iguodala had his pass intercepted by Los Angeles Lakers guard Xavier Henry with 3:25 left in the third quarter. He was running back on transition defense when, suddenly, he started limping and grabbed for his left hamstring. He began hopping on his one good leg toward the bench.
Iguodala is a physical specimen among elite athletes. So if he is reacting that way, you know something’s wrong. Sure enough, it was. He felt a pop.
“That’s what I felt, so that’s why I was so concerned,” Iguodala said. “I knew it was something. Normally I can just run it off or it’ll go away. But once I heard it pop, I knew it was serious.”
The initial diagnosis for Iguodala is a strained left hamstring. An MRI is scheduled for Saturday morning. When he was asked if Saturday’s home game against Portland was too soon for a return, Iguodala said he’s “barely walking.”