Kevon Looney injury update: Warriors center out of NBA Finals ‘indefinitely’

first_imgFurther detail on Looney injury, per sources: non-displaced first costal cartilage fracture. There could be more evaluation, but there isn’t great optimism on a return this season. DeMarcus Cousins’ emergence in Game 2 looms even bigger for the Warriors. https://t.co/acW7PnWQzm— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 4, 2019Looney logged 10 minutes in the first half of Game 2 and recorded one rebound in the contest. He told I spoke with Kevon Looney on his way out. Will Looney play in Game 3? Looney: “That’s the plan. I’ll at least go out and try unless I wake up tomorrow and feel way worse. Otherwise, I think I’ll give it a shot.” Still, Looney admitted his chest “it hurts pretty bad right now.”— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) June 3, 2019″ target=”_blank”>The Mercury News he planned to give playing in Game 3 “a shot” after Golden State’s win. But it appears he won’t have that option now. Kevon Looney gets injured on a Kawhi Leonard drive pic.twitter.com/t6fiQvdgNK— The Render (@TheRenderSports) June 3, 2019An MRI on Monday revealed Looney had fractured his ribs, ruling him out of the NBA Finals “indefinitely,” the team announced.Klay Thompson & Kevon Looney injury update: pic.twitter.com/TTwO4rWEVU— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) June 4, 2019According to a report from ESPN, there isn’t much optimism for Looney’s return in the series. Related News NBA Finals 2019: 3 takeaways from Warriors’ Game 2 win over Raptors NBA trade rumors: Pelicans’ Alvin Gentry ‘loves the idea’ of Lonzo Ball, Jrue Holiday backcourtcenter_img The 23-year-old played in a career-high 80 games in his fourth season with Golden State in 2018-19. He averaged 6.2 points and 5.2 rebounds per game during the regular season and has been an impactful defender for the Warriors.The two-time defending champions have already dealt with significant injuries to Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins during this year’s playoff run. Kevon Looney might not play again in this year’s NBA Finals.The Warriors center suffered a chest bruise in his team’s 109-104 Game 2 victory over the Raptors on Sunday. The injury likely occurred when he made contact with Toronto’s Kawhi Leonard on a drive to the basket. last_img read more