Draymond Green To Miss Beginning Of Season With Injury

It appears that Draymond Green will not be available for the start of the Golden State Warriors season, after suffering a freak accident in practice.

Green apparently sprained his ankle after stepping on Jonathan Kuminga’s foot during a team scrimmage. It's a far cry from punching former teammate Jordan Poole in the face last year during a team practice, but nevertheless, it's going to cost Green some time. He could be out up to six weeks, according to the report. The regular season begins in just 3½ weeks.

The Dubs' four-time All-Star sounds pretty encouraged, however, by the way his ankle is reacting so far.

I dodged a bullet and learned that today by the way it’s (positively) reacting,” Green told Insider Marc Spears“Even with an MRI you don’t see the trend of it immediately. The swelling is down.”

Heading into his 12th season, Green signed a 4-year, $100M deal this summer to remain with the Warriors. 

Ironically, his absence to start the year (and through preseason) will likely mean more reps for Kuminga, who's foot was the obstacle that led to Green's ankle sprain. Offseason addition Dario Saric should also get more run with Draymond out.

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