Warriors’ Andre Iguodala says he hyperextended his knee in Game 4 loss to Rockets
Andre Iguodala suffered a late injury in Game 4 of the Golden State Warriors’ series against the Houston Rockets. The trusty Swiss Army knife said he hyperextended his knee after battling with Chris Paul for a rebound in the fourth quarter.
Trailing by three points in the dying seconds of the game, James Harden missed a vital free throw that would’ve given the Rockets some peace of mind at the end, but it was Iguodala who battled for position, hyperextending his right knee in the process:
“Hyperextended it,” Iguodala said of his injury, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic.
Weird knee injury for Andre Iguodala. Looks like Chris Paul clipped his left knee from behind and from the outside. Guessing it won’t keep him out but obviously it’s not optimal. pic.twitter.com/zquOCNkbEd
— Bay Area Sports Guy (@BASportsGuy) May 7, 2019
Iguodala has been playing high minutes this postseason after having his time on the court monitored by the training staff. Yet dings like this could be more than they let on at first.
The Warriors have been banged up in this series as a direct result of the Rockets’ physicality.
Stephen Curry’s injury to his left ring finger was self-inflicted, as he reached for a steal on Clint Capela and suffered the consequences. However, Kevin Durant’s tender shooting elbow was the result of a collision with P.J. Tucker, one he worsened after this chasedown block on Harden:
Oh no. Harden and Durant got hurt on the same play… pic.twitter.com/iaae7nJZMW
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) May 7, 2019
Draymond Green was hit across the head after a Harden 3-pointer, and now Iguodala has suffered a knee hyperextension, a year from missing the last four games of this very series with a left leg contusion.
Klay Thompson is the lone starter without any injury complications, but he also just came back from a gnarly ankle sprain suffered in the first-round series against the LA Clippers.
Needless to say, the injuries are piling up for the Warriors in a pivotal spot of their postseason, now having the home-court advantage throughout the rest of this series, which currently sits at 2-2.
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