Warriors’ Russell (thumb) to miss at least two weeks

Field Level Media

November 16, 2019 at 8:13 pm.

Golden State Warriors leading scorer D’Angelo Russell will miss at least two weeks with a sprained right thumb.

The team announced his status after reviewing results of an MRI on Saturday.

He will be re-evaluated in two weeks and will not join the Warriors on their four-game road trip.

Russell, 23, left Friday night’s 105-100 home loss to the Boston Celtics midway through the third quarter after having the ball swiped away by Daniel Theis during a drive to the basket. He missed the game’s final 18 minutes.

He had his hand checked on the sideline, then went to the locker room and didn’t return. X-rays on the thumb were negative.

Russell, who is averaging 24.3 points and 6.7 assists, finished the game with 12 points, seven assists and nine turnovers.

The injury is the latest setback for the 2-11 Warriors, who also are without stars Stephen Curry (broken hand) and Klay Thompson (torn ACL). Kevon Looney, Jacob Evans and rookie Alen Smailagic also have missed all or most of the season thus far.

The Warriors face the New Orleans Pelicans (3-8) on the road Sunday night.