Andre Iguodala doesn’t even play a doctor on TV, but the NBA veteran forward knows his body and he knew Friday night his left ankle didn’t feel right. Sure enough, he and the Golden State Warriors got the result of an MRI exam Saturday and it wasn’t good: Iguodala will be out for two weeks, with his recovery evaluated at that time.
Coach Steve Kerr gave the word to reporters prior to the Warriors’ game against Phoenix:
Iguodala got hurt when Portland guard Damian Lillard fell on his ankle in a pile-up in Golden State’s victory Friday night in Oakland. “He got me good,” the 32-year-old said in the locker room afterward as he limped, using an umbrella as a cane to get around.
Iguodala had missed three games earlier this month with tightness in his left hamstring. He has averaged 7.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 26.8 minutes. More significantly, the Warriors’ boast three of the NBA’s five most potent 5-man lineups and Iguodala is part of all three for the 58-6 defending champs and Western Conference powerhouse still pursuing the league’s all-time best regular season record (Chicago, 1995-96, 72-10) .