Andre Iguodala Will Miss Two Weeks With Sprained Ankle

by March 13, 2016

Warriors forward Andre Iguodala will miss at least two weeks after suffering an ankle sprain on Friday night against Portland. Iggy had an MRI on Saturday that confirmed the news. Without last year’s Finals MVP, the Dubs won on Saturday night to improve to 59-6. More details, from ESPN:

Golden State Warriors swingman Andre Iguodala will miss a minimum of two weeks because of a sprained left ankle, the team announced.


“It’s a big deal. It’s a really big deal. Andre is so important to everything that we do,” coach Steve Kerr said before Saturday’s 123-116 win over the Phoenix Suns. “It’s not just schematically, but in terms of emotion: He settles us down. … He’s one of our guys who knows what’s happening on the floor.”


Iguodala suffered the injury Friday with two minutes left in the third quarter of his team’s 128-112 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. He and Portland’s Damian Lillard pursued a loose ball, and Lillard wound up undercutting Iguodala and rolling over his ankle.


“He got it good,” Iguodala said.


He stuck around to shoot free throws, then Golden State fouled to stop the clock and Iguodala hobbled to the locker room. Following Friday’s win, the Warriors’ sixth man used an umbrella as a cane to ease the burden on his sprained ankle as he departed Oracle Arena, where the team has now won 48 consecutive games.


Iguodala was considered questionable for Saturday’s game, but an MRI confirmed the ankle sprain. He will be re-evaluated in two weeks.