The Golden State Warriors will be sweating over the fitness of All-Star Draymond Green and rotation player Ian Clark after both players were injured in the same passage of play during the Dubs' win over the L.A. Lakers last night.
Both players sat out the rest of the game with Green walking gingerly after he twisted his left ankle.
The incident came in the third quarter, with Golden State up by 18, Clark attempted to contest Lou Williams' drive to the basket but fell to the floor as he became tangled, Green also contested and landed awkwardly, causing him to fall and smash Clark's throat on his way to the ground.
Both players have played their part in the Warriors' strong start to the season and an x-ray on Green's ankle reportedly came back negative, which should see him in contention to play tonight's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
If needs be, the Warriors will rest either player, but the loss of Green could have a big impact as he certainly adds a level of steel and fight to a Golden State team giving up a large number of points per night.