Golden State Warriors Swingman Kelly Oubre Jr.. did not play against them on Wednesday evening Portland Trail Blazer because of a sprained left wrist.
The injury came during Tuesday’s practice in Los Angeles after Oubre stepped up to dive and landed awkwardly after falling off the edge.
“He’s just out tonight and then we’ll see [Thursday]”Said Warriors manager Steve Kerr before Wednesday’s game in Portland.” [Tuesday] and he went in and he had momentum, he tried to hold on to the edge and he slipped. And when he landed he hit both elbows pretty well. It was scary, but luckily no long-term damage or anything. But today it hurts a lot, so let’s rest. We will see [Thursday]. “
Finding it was still unclear whether Oubre would get an MRI on his wrist, Kerr said the swingman landed on his back after trying to brace himself with his elbows that fall.
The warriors started veterans Kent Bazemore in Oubre’s place against Portland.
Oubre averages 15.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per game this season. The warriors play in Phoenix Suns, Oubre’s former team, Thursday night the second night of a back to back.
“He was great for us,” said Kerr of Oubre. “Only his goal, his athleticism, his defense – we will miss all of that.”