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Damian Jones faces extended absence with torn pectoral


© Kyle Terada | 2018 Nov 26


Warriors center Damian Jones tore his left pectoral during Saturday’s game in Detroit vs. the Pistons, an MRI revealed Sunday. Jones faces an extended absence and may miss the remainder of the season.

“Warriors center Damian Jones, who exited last night’s game with 5.7 seconds remaining in the third quarter with a left shoulder injury, underwent an MRI late last night in Detroit,” the Warriors said in a press release. “Jones suffered a torn left pectoral muscle and is scheduled to see a specialist in the coming days. His long-term status will be updated following his meeting with the specialist.”

Jones, 23, tore his right pectoral in June 2016 before he was drafted by the Warriors, and wasn’t healthy enough to play until December of that year. A torn pectoral typically has a recovery time of six months.

With Jones out, the Warriors may look to add another center. Kevon Looney and Jordan Bell are currently the team’s only healthy centers, as they await the return of DeMarcus Cousins who is still recovering from an Achilles injury. In the meantime, Steve Kerr said the Warriors have called up stretch big man Marcus Derrickson from Santa Cruz.

“We’ll check on our options, see what we want to do,” Kerr told reporters when asked about adding another center.

 

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