Warriors coach Steve Kerr provided a positive update after Draymond Green suffered a right foot injury Monday.
Green was hurt in the first quarter of Golden State’s 117-101 home win over the Grizzlies, forcing him to the locker room for treatment.
While the three-time NBA All-Star returned to the court again in the second quarter, he did not play at all after halftime.
However, Kerr revealed after the game Green, 28, was not used only as a precaution, with the team deciding to “shut him down” despite encouraging X-ray results.
The Warriors are next in action Thursday, when they host the strong-starting Bucks, but it is not yet known if Green will be able to play for the reigning champions.
“They took X-rays. X-rays were negative,” Kerr said after the victory over Memphis. “It didn’t make sense for him to go out and play in the second half. He sort of tested it out, and we decided to shut him down. We’ll see what happens. Hopefully, we got a couple days before our next game. But we’ll see what happens.”
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Green missed his only shot in 14 minutes of action Monday, though the Warriors did not struggle in his absence.
Klay Thompson led the way with 27 points, and Kevin Durant contributed 22 for Golden State, which is now 10-1 for the season.