Injury Update Going Into Warriors Training Camp


Training camp for the Golden State Warriors is less than a week away, but there are still some troubling concerns regarding some of the team members’ health and the overall effectiveness of the team’s medical staff that have been brought into question as of late.

Bay Area News Group columnist Marcus Thompson reported that Warriors general manager Bob Myers named only two players with health issues going into training camp.

Backup center Festus Ezeli is hoping to get back on the court after suffering from right shin inflammation, which kept him out of the Las Vegas Summer League despite being cleared to play prior. The sophomore big man was ready for a solid season after a great showing as a rookie, but surgically-reinforced ligaments in his right knee had him on the recovery list all last year.

Former Brooklyn Nets point guard Shaun Livingston was reportedly nursing a right toe injury that later required arthroscopic surgery, setting his timetable to return at six to eight weeks. He underwent surgery Aug. 13, but recent reports point to the new Warriors sixth man being on the latter end of that estimate and therefore will be unable to attend training camp this offseason:

Here are other health-related concerns going into camp that may have to be watched carefully:

With so many health issues, could the team’s medical staff be at fault? Adam Lauridsen of San Jose Mercury News’ Fast Break blog reports: