How long is Draymond Green out? Knee injury timeline, return date, latest updates on Warriors forward

By | February 27, 2023

Injuries continue to take a toll on the Warriors, who have run into a number of obstacles during their title defense.

Draymond Green, who has mostly been available this season, is the latest Warrior to be hampered after suffering an apparent knee injury. While the injury first seemed minor, further setbacks have been a source of concern for Green, a key cog in Golden State’s system.

In addition to Green, Stephen Curry (leg), Gary Payton II (abdomen), Andrew Wiggins (personal) and Andre Iguodala (hip) are among Warriors that have been out of the lineup.

What’s next for Green and the Warriors? Here’s what we know about the four-time All-Star’s status moving forward.


What is Draymond Green’s injury?

In the third quarter of a loss to the Lakers on Thursday, Feb. 23, Green was hobbled after bumping knees with Lakers forward Jarred Vanderbilt. Green was a late scratch on Friday, Feb. 24 with what has been ruled as a right knee contusion.

Here is the play where Green was injured:

Green, who has appeared in 53 of Golden State’s first 61 games this season, is averaging 8.1 points, 7.4 rebounds and 6.8 assists per contest this season. The Warriors are 28-25 when Green suits up.

How long will Draymond Green be out?

While Green was initially ruled as day-to-day with the injury, things have taken a concerning turn.

Ahead of Golden State’s meeting with Minnesota on Sunday, Feb. 26, head coach Steve Kerr said that Green’s knee “flared up” unexpectedly and that he will undergo further testing, which likely includes an MRI.

Here is the upcoming schedule for the Warriors, who are in the thick of the Western Conference’s playoff race despite injury woes:

Date Opponent Time (ET) National TV
Feb. 28 vs. Trail Blazers 10 p.m.
March 2 vs. Clippers 10 p.m. TNT
March 3 vs. Pelicans 10 p.m.
March 5 at Lakers 3:30 p.m. ABC
March 7 at Thunder 8 p.m.
March 9 at Grizzlies 7:30 p.m. TNT
March 11 vs. Bucks 8:30 p.m. ABC
March 13 vs. Suns 10 p.m. ESPN
March 15 at Clippers 10 p.m. ESPN
March 17 at Hawks 7:30 p.m. NBA TV

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Draymond Green career stats, highlights

  • 8.7 points per game
  • 7.0 rebounds per game
  • 5.6 assists per game
  • 1.4 steals per game
  • 1.0 blocks per game
  • 2.2 turnovers per game
  • 44.6 percent field goal shooting
  • 31.6 percent 3-point field goal shooting
  • 71.1 percent free throw shooting