Draymond Green will be re-evaluated in two weeks after tests and evaluations revealed an issue with a disc in his lower back that caused tightness and soreness in his left calf, the Warriors announced.
Green felt discomfort in his calf during warmups before last Sunday’s game — Klay Thompson’s first back. He didn’t travel with the team on Golden State’s road trip, which culminates with a game in Minnesota.
Green played seven seconds in Sunday’s game, starting to honor Thompson. He took a foul right after the opening tip and exited.
The forward underwent an MRI on his lower back after leaving that game to determine the root of his injury, the team said. He also consulted with several specialists.
Green, the 2016-17 Defensive Player of the Year, will receive physical therapy and is set to be re-evaluated in two weeks.
A rejuvenated, re-energized Green is averaging 7.9 points, 7.6 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game.