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Jermaine O’Neal suffers sprained knee and strained groin in Warriors’ win over Jazz

Nov 17, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

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The Warriors had no trouble with the Jazz on Saturday and cruised to an easy double-digit win as expected. But the team lost backup center Jermaine O’Neal in the process.

O’Neal went down early in the fourth quarter after slipping along the baseline, and had to be helped off the floor. It didn’t look good, and additional tests are scheduled for Sunday to assess the extent of the damage.

The 17-year veteran has been reliably serviceable for the Warriors this season, appearing in eight of the team’s 10 games and posting averages of 5.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, and a blocked shot in 17.3 minutes per contest.

  1. progress2011 - Nov 17, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    This guy had sooooo much promise, coming into the league.

    He was big, agile, skills in the paint and attitude.

    But he never materialized to be mentioned in the same breath with elite big men ( Malone, Ewing, Shaq, Duncan, The Admiral etc. etc. etc. ).

    Now he is just a big injury prone, wanna-be bully……he probably would retire BUT stoopid GM’s keep throwing MILLIONS at him and he’s not as stoopid as they are, so he takes it!

    Bad investment.

    • spursareold - Nov 18, 2013 at 11:03 AM

      You’re a complete idiot. JO was a most improved player, a multi time All Star, and multi time All NBA at Indy.

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