The Golden State Warriors defeated the Toronto Raptors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, and it was a brilliant comeback. Kevin Durant made topics with his Achilles injury. Durant had to leave the game, and he isn’t the only key contributor to be forced to do that. Kevon Looney was also ruled out for the remainder of the game after his chest injury. Luckily, his condition isn’t as bad as it seems.
Well, that’s what Looney thinks. His diagnosis is much more favorable than what Durant is having at the moment. Looney said they will do more testing to determine whether there’s more damage to his body.
“They’re comfortable with me going out there as long as I can tolerate the pain,” Looney said. “I feel like I should be able to play in Game 6.”
“We got additional X-rays and everything came back clean. Nothing
got worse. It’s about me dealing with the pain. I feel confident I’ll be able
to play through it.”
suffered his injury during a play with Raptors
forward Kawhi Leonard in Game 2. The Golden State ruled
him out indefinitely, only to seek second opinion that determined the player would not be susceptible to severe structural damage. Looney was devoted to the
game, and he has spent almost every hour
of off days to heal and strengthen his chest and shoulders. He even
wears a compression sleeve during games.
“I’ll continue to rehab and get a
lot of treatment and get a lot of ice. Usually that works pretty well for me
with this injury,” said Looney. “I really
don’t have too much control on how I feel. It heals on its own. There’s nothing
I can do to make it better. So hopefully in the next couple of days, it
responds well to treatment and the medical staff feels comfortable enough to
let me play.”
The Warriors better hope for a miracle at this point. They
are 3-2 at this point of the Finals, and things don’t look too bright for them.
They have too many injured players, and that’s never a good sign.