Dubs’ Oubre Jr. injured his wrist whereas making an attempt to dunk in follow


Golden State Warriors’ swingman Kelly Oubre Jr. will not play the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday due to a sprained left wrist.

The injury came during Tuesday’s practice in Los Angeles after Oubre stepped up to dive and landed awkwardly after falling off the edge.

“He’s just out tonight and then we’ll see [Thursday]”Said Warriors manager Steve Kerr before Wednesday’s game in Portland.” [Tuesday] and he went in and he had momentum, he tried to hold on to the edge and he slipped. And when he landed he hit both elbows pretty well. It was scary, but luckily no long-term damage or anything. But he’s pretty sore today so we’ll give him a break, we’ll see [Thursday]. “

Noting that it was still unclear whether Oubre would get an MRI on his wrist, Kerr said Oubre landed on his back after trying to support himself with his elbows in the fall. The Warriors will start veteran Kent Bazemore on the grid instead of Oubre.

Oubre averages 15.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per game this season. The Warriors play Thursday night on the second night of a duel with the Phoenix Suns, Oubre’s former team.

“He was great for us,” said Kerr of Oubre. “Only his goal, his athleticism, his defense – we will miss all of that.”


Melinda Martin