Draymond Green out for start of training camp with ankle sprain

Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green will be sidelined with an injury

Draymond Green has a sprained left ankle, which could keep him out of the Warriors’ opener.

The team confirmed Green’s injury on Saturday and is expected to provide a timetable for his return on Monday, when training camp opens with Media Day. According to sources familiar with the incident, Green injured his ankle when he jumped and landed awkwardly on someone else’s foot during a pickup game earlier this week at Chase Center.

According to Bleacher Report and ESPN, Green, 33, had an MRI and could be out for four to six weeks.

“I dodged a bullet today and learned that by the way it’s (positively) reacting,” Green told ESPN’s Marc Spears. “Even with an MRI, you don’t see the trend right away.” The swelling has subsided.”

The Warriors’ regular season begins on October 24 at home against the Phoenix Suns. They play nine of their first eleven games on the road, where they went 11-30 last season.

When free agency opened in June, Green agreed to a four-year, $100 million contract extension with the Warriors. Last season, he appeared in 73 games, averaging 31.5 minutes per game with 6.8 assists, 7.2 rebounds, and 8.5 points.

The Warriors begin their exhibition schedule against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday. Green’s absence could allow Jonathan Kuminga to earn minutes with the starters, which could include Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Chris Paul, Andrew Wiggins, and Kevon Looney.

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