Steve Kerr Plays Down Draymond Green's Foot Injury Concerns After Negative X-Rays

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has played down concerns over Draymond Green following a foot injury that forced the player to exit Monday's 117-101 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

Green suffered an injury to his right foot during the first quarter of the contest and it was checked before he returned in the second quarter. However, the forward did not reappear for the second half, prompting suggestions he could be badly injured.

Kerr, though, has indicated that the player has since undergone X-rays which came back negative.

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"They took X-rays. X-rays were negative," the coach said following the win.

"But it didn't make sense for him to go out and play in the second half. He sort of tested it out, and we decided to shut him down. We'll see what happens -- hopefully, we got a couple days before our next game. But we'll see what happens."

The Warriors don't play again until Thursday, but their next game is one in which they will be better off with the 28-year-old on the floor, with the Milwaukee Bucks coming to town.

Green is the team's best defender and it will likely be very hard to contain Giannis "The Greek Freak" Antetokounmpo without him in the lineup.

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"I hope he's all right," Kevin Durant said on the night. "I think he's all right. He came back out there after he did it and then sat out the second half, but hopefully he's all right. I didn't get a chance to talk to him."

Green is averaging 7.6 points, 7.2 rebounds and 7.9 assists per game so far this season. The three-time All-Star has been an integral part of Kerr's set-up since the 2014-15 season and they would hate to lose him for very long.

The player's durability is also quite impressive. He only missed three games in his first four years in the league before missing six during the 2016-17 campaign and sitting out a career-high 12 last term.


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