The Golden State Warriors have reportedly been dealt another devastating injury blow.
According to reports from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania of The Athletic, rookie centre James Wiseman is feared to have suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee.
Golden State Warriors rookie James Wiseman has suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.- Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 11, 2021
Wiseman suffered the injury early in the second quarter of the team's win over the Houston Rockets on a play where a blocked dunk attempt resulted in an awkward landing. After initially attempting to remain in the game during a timeout, Wiseman exited after seeing just six minutes of action.
The Warriors, who are currently 25-28, hold a marginal lead over the New Orleans Pelicans for the West's final play-in spot but, according to Charania, the team's brass fears that the injury will hold Wiseman out for the remainder of the 2020-21 season and, presumably the postseason as well.
Wiseman, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, is averaging 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds through 39 games this season. The expected extended absence makes matters more difficult for a Warriors team that has been without Klay Thompson all season due to a torn Achilles tendon.
As a whole, Golden State has missed 134 man-games due to injury up to this point of the season, per Spotrac's Injured List Tracker.
Stick with NBA.com for more updates surrounding the developing situation and Wiseman's status moving forward.
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