In the Golden State Warriors’ 102-95 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, Andre Iguodala strained his left during the third quarter and did not return to the game.
“It worries me a little bit,” Igoudala told ESPN.com’s J.A. Adande. “We’ll take it serious. I’m sure I’ll be back really soon. My body has been pretty good to me so far. It’ll be sooner than everyone thinks.”
Iguodala signed a four-year, $48 million deal with the Warriors in the offseason after they missed on center Dwight Howard. He’s averaging 12.9 points, 6.3 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game this season.
Health has been a big reason for Iguodala’s success. He’s only missed more than six games twice in his first nine years and has played in all 82 regular season games five times.
“I knew it was something,” Iguodala said. “Normally I can just run it off, or it will go away. But once I heard it pop, I knew it was serious.”
“I’ve never been hurt. I’ve had something that might have kept me out of a game or something really minor. I knew I’d be back in two days. But this one, it worried me.”
The Warriors have a deep team, but they’ve been without star guard Stephen Curry for each of the last two games because of a concussion.