A report Saturday afternoon said that Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala, who left Friday night’s 102-95 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, won’t need surgery on his injured hamstring, but there is no timetable for his return.
According to USA TODAY’s Sam Amick via Twitter:
Warriors F Andre Iguodala, I’m told, will not have to have surgery on his hamstring. No word yet on a timeline.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) November 23, 2013
Iguodala strained his left hamstring in the third quarter of the game in Los Angeles Friday night and did not return.
He grabbed his left leg as he was running down the court late in the period and during a stoppage in play, Iguodala grimaced as he talked to coach Mark Jackson. Iguodala was removed from the game and limped to the locker room.
Iguodala’s injury is just another crippling blow to a Warriors team that has been wracked by injuries in the last week or so.
Reserve point guard Toney Douglas is out with a stress reaction in his left leg, backup center Jermaine O’Neal remains out with a bruised knee and strained groin, backup big man Ognjen Kuzmic has a broken right hand and center Festus Ezeli is still recovering from surgery on his right knee and has yet to play this season.
On top of that, starting point guard Stephen Curry missed his second straight game Friday night with a concussion he sustained when his head hit the floor in a win at Utah Monday night. Curry is questionable for tonight’s game at Oracle Arena against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Iguodala had been taking up much of the playmaking slack with Curry and Douglas unavailable. With Iguodala out, those duties would likely fall upon Kent Bazemore, who had two points, two rebounds and one turnover in eight minutes Friday night, and rookie Nemanja Nedovic, who did not score and had a rebound in five minutes.