Kevon Looney Suffers Costal Cartilage Fracture

Warriors forward Kevon Looney suffered a non-displaced first costal cartilage fracture and will be out indefinitely, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets.

The injury, which was discovered during an MRI on Monday, will sideline Looney for Game 3 and seems likely to prevent him from returning before the end of the Finals.

Looney averaged 6.3 PPG and 5.2 RPG during the regular season and has continued to be a steady contributor in the postseason, averaging 7.2 PPG and 4.6 RPG. He’s also one of coach Steve Kerr‘s best options in terms of defending pick-and-rolls. Looney suffered the injury during Game 2 of the Finals on Sunday.

Looney had 12 points and 14 rebounds during the Game 4 clincher in the Western Conference finals against Portland. He also scored 14 points in Game 6 of the conference semifinals against Houston.

Without Looney, DeMarcus Cousins and Andrew Bogut will have to play even bigger roles the rest of the way against Toronto. Cousins had 11 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in Game 2 against the Raptors, just his second game back from a quad injury suffered against the Clippers in the opening round.

Looney will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.

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12 thoughts on “Kevon Looney Suffers Costal Cartilage Fracture

  1. hoosierhysteria

    Boogie has to play more. He is hanging around 3pt line. Get in the paint big fella.

  2. SF24plaza

    Bummed to hear this. Looney was defending well and certainly couldn’t catch any breaks. I could not believe how Leonard got away with plowing over Looney like that; breaking his collarbone; getting rewarded with two free throws at the line. Sure appeared to take a hit with his feet firmly positioned. That was a tough foul to take. Now he’s out. GSW strength in #’s, though. Held tough on the road for the win. Go dubs!

    • shawn hemp

      Frfr. Khawi gets away with murder initiating contact. He sift arms more than marshawn Lynch too a time any Defender gets close. How are they not calling it on him at all

      • cesc

        The league is trying to make a superstar out of him, so they need to give him all the advantages possible, otherwise it clearly doesn’t get there, right?

          • arc89

            If you watch it Khawi caused the contact 100% but Looney was called for the foul. Where are the people screaming about injuries to leonard in the playoffs? I guess its OK for him to injure somebody but not him getting injured.

        • formerlyz

          Rofl so you are, in fact, still saying Kawhi isnt even a good player. Ridiculous

          Even better that you give that description, yet d-ride James Harden like he isnt the real subject of that description

    • C-Daddy

      Kawhi draws contact on virtually every drive to the basket and doesn’t get a lot of calls. Not sure what games you’ve been watching.

      • arc89

        Curry was held 10 + times every final game so far and no calls on Raptors. Leonard causes the contact by driving to the basket out of control and don’t complain about calls who went to the foul line the most in game 2? Leonard.

    • Luke Adams

      The wording from Woj’s tweet: “There isn’t great optimism on a return this season.”

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