Golden State Warriors forward Kevon Looney is likely to miss the remainder of the NBA Finals with a fracture of the first costal cartilage on the right side of his rib cage.
Looney “will be out indefinitely,” the Warriors confirmed following an MRI in the San Francisco Bay Area after he missed the second half of Sunday’s 109-104 NBA Finals Game 2 victory over the Toronto Raptors. The costal cartilage connect the sternum to the ribs.
Without Looney, the Warriors will become more dependent on center DeMarcus Cousins, who made a strong return from his own injury in Game 2. The Warriors are hopeful that Klay Thompson will play with a mild hamstring strain in Game 3 in Oakland on Wednesday; he will rehab the injury over the next two days. Thompson exited in the fourth quarter of Game 2 with left hamstring tightness.
This latest setback is in addition to the loss of star Kevin Durant, who continues rehabbing a right calf injury. Meanwhile, swingman Andre Iguodala is dealing with a lingering calf injury.
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