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Warriors’ Jermaine O’Neal to have wrist surgery, out indefinitely

Dec 12, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

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After trying to play through it for a month and it not really working, Golden State’s Jermaine O’Neal is going to have surgery to repair the torn ligaments on the outside of his right wrist, the team announced Thursday.

The Warriors saw this coming and went out and picked up Hilton Armstrong, who saw minutes for Golden State in their dramatic win over Dallas on Wednesday. Marreese Speights will get more minutes, too.

But that is a step down from the solid veteran play that O’Neal brought the Warriors for more than 18 minutes a game (6.2 points and 4.5 rebounds a night). If he is out for the season this is a blow to the Warriors, who don’t want to keep Andrew Bogut’s regular season minutes under control.

  1. imthedudedude - Dec 13, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    Shouldn’t have left phoenix.. Again another tip of the hat to the training staff. Best in the NBA. Everybody knows it

  2. pbtunpaidwriter - Dec 13, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    This is a bigger blow to the Warriors than people realize. His career might be over very soon.

  3. pistolpete0903 - Dec 13, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    The guy is still in the league???
    He has been pretty much a bench warmer after his Indy days.

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