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Iguodala leaves game with hamstring injury, said he felt “pop”

Nov 23, 2013, 3:00 AM EDT

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Andre Iguodala has been a fantastic fit with Golden State, the glue that filled in needed spaces on both ends of the floor — a second shot creator, a guy who finished in transition, and the defensive presence on the perimeter they needed.

Which is to say, they are going to miss him if he is out for an extended period of time with the hamstring injury he suffered Friday against the Lakers.

With 3:25 left in the third quarter Iguodala was sprinting back up the court in transition defense when he grabbed his left hamstring and pulled up limping. He left the game and soon after hobbled back to the locker room.

It gets worse, Iguodala told Marcus Thompson of the Contra Costa Times.

“That’s what I felt, so that’s why I was so concerned,” Iguodala said. “I knew it was something. Normally I can just run it off or it’ll go away. But once I heard it pop, I knew it was serious.”

Not good.

Officially it is a strained left hamstring but an MRI on Saturday will give us a better picture and a timeline.

Golden State is already without Stephen Curry, who is trying to recover from a concussion before the Warriors play Saturday. Also out is backup point guard Toney Douglas (stress reaction in right tibia), Festus Ezeli (knee) and Jermaine O’Neal (groin, knee).

Hopefully the Iguodala injury is not something that will keep him out for an extended period of time.

  1. C.Gibbs - Nov 23, 2013 at 3:07 AM

    OUCH. That’s how Bo Jackson ended.

  2. antistratfordian - Nov 23, 2013 at 3:09 AM

    Jeez. Reminder for the future: Do not play basketball on the anniversary of JFK’s assassination. That sniper is still out there.

  3. limonadamas - Nov 23, 2013 at 3:17 AM

    What the heck is going on with injuries tonight?? Crazy… =(

  4. 00maltliquor - Nov 23, 2013 at 3:25 AM

    Hearing a pop is never good. I hope it’s not serious. GSW has a fantastically put together team. But with Curry and Bogut seemingly playing on borrowed time, they all need to be healthy come Playoff time. Can’t have any setbacks.

    Good thing they have a player like Harrison Barnes to fill in.

  5. sportsfan18 - Nov 23, 2013 at 3:33 AM

    Terrible night in the NBA.

    Iguodala, Marc Gasol, D. Rose.

    The NBA is better with the players healthy and on the court.

    Hope they all are able to come back soon.

    Lastly, listing Jermaine O’Neal as being out shouldn’t be allowed as he’s been out since they signed him. I mean they had to know this would be the case with him.

  6. kavika6 - Nov 23, 2013 at 3:58 AM

    At least all the injuries were non-contact. No dirty plays were involved.

    • limonadamas - Nov 23, 2013 at 4:00 AM

      That’s very true… No DWade’s involved this time. hahaha

  7. trancientbum - Nov 23, 2013 at 4:10 AM

    Good. An angel gets his wings whenever something bad happens to a bay area team.

  8. gameisours - Nov 23, 2013 at 4:35 AM

    If this is not the warning to reduce the games to some smaller number, i don”t know what it is then. Last year it was also terrible.

    • 00maltliquor - Nov 23, 2013 at 1:03 PM

      That would never happen. Too much $$$ to be lost. 50 games spread out would probably be ideal, but even just knocking off 10 games would work. 3 games per team in your conference, 2 games per team outside the conference=72.

      But like I said, too much $$$$$$$$$ to be lost, even with just as few as 10 games less. The NBA and it’s players love them some money (but who doesn’t?). Plus, injuries are things that just happen in the NBA (or any sport). There could be 16 games played a year like the NFL, still wouldn’t avoid the injuries.

      Look at right now, no team has even played 16 games thus far and look at all the injuries piling up. If the season wasn’t as long as it is some of these guys would be considered done for the season. 82 games, at least they get to come back.

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