Draymond Green, a seasoned player for the Golden State Warriors, gave fans an encouraging update after an ankle injury scare during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday.
Despite admitting his ankle will be sore, Green is determined to play through the pain when the Warriors face off against the Phoenix Suns on Monday.
Green managing to finish the game against the Bucks couldn’t convince coach Steve Kerr enough though. The Warriors’ HC is still a bit concerned about the forward’s injury. He expects Green’s ankle to be quite painful in the upcoming days, but Green won’t let it stop him from playing. He’s well aware of the potential discomfort, but he’s determined to suit up and help his team in any way possible, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic
Draymond Green expects his sprained right ankle to be sore tomorrow but said he "100 percent" expects to play on Monday against the Suns. Said they aren't in position to selectively rest.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 12, 2023
How important is the upcoming game against the Phoenix Suns for the Golden State Warriors and Draymond Green?
The Warriors are fighting hard to secure a Top 6 seed in the West and their upcoming game against the Phoenix Suns is critical. The Suns are a formidable opponent and beating them would provide the Dubs with much-needed cushioning over the other playoff contenders. Additionally, winning against one of the title favorites would give the Warriors the momentum they need to push through the final stretch of the regular season.
Despite the potential for Green’s injury to become bothersome, it doesn’t seem like he’s going to let it sideline him. The Warriors need every win they can get, and Green’s determination to play through the pain is a testament to his commitment to the team. Fans can rest easy knowing that Green is ready to give his all when the Warriors face the Suns on Monday.