The Golden State Warriors may have dodged a bullet with Andre Iguodala’s strained hamstring. According to Sam Amick of USA Today, Iguodala will not have surgery on his hamstring, but there is no timetable yet on a return. He is listed as “doubtful” for tonight’s game against the Trail Blazers.
Andre Iguodala left Friday night’s game against the Lakers with a left hamstring strain in the third quarter after he attempted to go for a steal and came up limping, grabbing the back of his leg. He was in obvious discomfort as he limped to the locker room, and he will undergo an MRI on Saturday.
After the game, Iguodala told Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle that he heard a pop. “Normally, I can just run it off and it will go away, but once I heard the pop, I knew it was serious,” he said. ”This one kind of worries me. I’ll take it seriously. … I’ll be back sooner than people think.”
Not exactly the words that Warriors fans wanted to hear. Golden State is already without Stephen Curry, Jermaine O’Neal, Toney Douglas, Ognjen Kuzmic, and Festus Ezeli, with all of them injured.
Iguodala, a free agent addition, has proven to be a versatile, dynamic player for the Warriors, and they simply cannot afford to lose one of their key players for too long. He is averaging 12.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game this season.