Andre Iguodala expected to play in Game 5 despite knee injury
Andre Iguodala suffered a knee injury in the Golden State Warriors’ loss to the Houston Rockets in Game 4 Monday night, but the veteran swingman is not expected to miss any time in the series because of it.
Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that tests revealed no structural damage in Iguodala’s left knee, and he is expected to play in Game 5 on Wednesday night.
“I’m told there’s no structural damage in that injured knee and the expectation is that he will be able to play in Game 5.”
— Stadium (@Stadium) May 8, 2019
Iguodala appeared to tweak his knee late in the fourth quarter of Game 4, when Chris Paul ran into his leg as Iguodala was grabbing a rebound on a missed free throw.
Here is the play when Andre Iguodala tweaked his left knee pic.twitter.com/mbjYqBhHZw
— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) May 7, 2019
Despite being 35, Iguodala still plays a significant role for the Warriors, and Steve Kerr recently indicated that he does not see that changing any time soon. With Golden State having lost two straight games and the series tied 2-2, they need all of their important players healthy and available. Iguodala will be at least one of those things on Wednesday night.