Golden State Warriors forward Kevon Looney is likely to be out for the rest of the NBA Finals with a fracture of the first costal cartilage on the right side of his rib cage.
This is NOT what the Golden State Warriors need with only one win under their belt and the finals tied 1-1. Read on to get more details on Kevon Looney out for the finals…
Kawhi Leonard bulldozed Kevon Looney like a linebacker. pic.twitter.com/TFXwKNdVs6
— Evan Sidery (@esidery) June 3, 2019
CelebNSports247.com reports that Kevon Looney “will be out indefinitely,” the Warriors confirmed Monday night, following an MRI in the San Francisco Bay Area after he missed the second half of Sunday’s 109-104 NBA Finals Game 2 victory over the Toronto Raptors.
ESPN tells us, Looney “will be out indefinitely,” but what does that mean for the Warriors?
Well, without Kevon Looney, the Warriors will become more dependent on center DeMarcus Cousins, who made a strong return from his own injury in Game 2.
Yes, it’s going to be all about Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins stepping up to help carry the team to victory.
If they pull off another win, this would make it three years in a row that the Warriors are the NBA Champions. As of now, the team has won the NBA championship in 1956, 1975, 2015, 2017, and 2018. We are hoping for a 2019 victory despite all the injuries.
Durant is out, Klay Thompson is questionable, and Looney won’t be returning until the fall since his injury is the worse of the three.
If you recall, Looney appeared to be dragging his right shoulder in the first half, but it is unclear exactly when he suffered the injury.
As of now, the team is optimistic that swingman Klay Thompson will play with a mild hamstring strain in Game 3 in Oakland on Wednesday, but that still is in a questionable state. He will rehab the injury over the 24 hours.
Andre Iguodala got absolutely crushed on this screen by Marc Gasol. Went to the locker room after Kerr took him out of the game. pic.twitter.com/kK0KZOPqSS
— KNBR (@KNBR) June 3, 2019