Andre Iguodala fractured his left wrist on Monday and the injury requires surgery, the Warriors announced.
The 18-year veteran is set to undergo surgery next week. The team didn’t provide a timetable for his return, saying in a press release that an update will be provided following his procedure.
According to the Rothman Orthopedic Institute, recovery from wrist fracture surgery can range anywhere from six weeks to four months depending on the severity of the injury and type of operation.
A six-week, optimistic recovery would have the 39-year-old back around April 26 — in the middle of the first round of the playoffs.
Iguodala injured his wrist in the third quarter of Golden State’s win over Phoenix. He broke his fall with his left hand after finishing an and-1 through Suns center Bismack Biyombo.
If Iguodala is unable to return this year, the free throw he made after crashing to the hardwood will be his last action on an NBA court.
Before the season, Igoudala considered retiring, but eventually announced he’d re-sign with the Warriors for his 19th and final season. The four-time NBA champion and 2014-15 Finals MVP has spent eight seasons with Golden State and has been a key component of the team’s defensive identity.
This year, Iguodala has been more of a veteran locker room presence than contributor. His slow offseason portended a long ramp-up to start the season. He debuted on Jan. 7 and appeared in three straight games before sitting out another two months.
The forward has played in eight total games this season, averaging 2.1 points in 14.1 minutes per game.
If his career is over, Iguodala will finish with one All-Star selection, two All-Defensive Team designations, the Finals MVP and four rings.