The Golden State Warriors lost one of their most important players during Game 3 against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night.
Otto Porter Jr. left the game midway through the second quarter following a layup attempt.
He was seen hobbling and grimacing before ultimately heading to the locker room for the rest of the game.
Steve Kerr called the Otto Porter Jr. foot injury "definitely concerning" but X-rays were negative and he was testing it after injuring. Warriors expect to know more in next 24 hours.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) May 23, 2022
Head coach Steve Kerr said that Porter’s foot injury was “definitely concerning” but said that X-rays were negative and tests were still being done following the injury.
The team will know about Porter’s status within the next day.
The good news is that the Warriors still secured a win without Porter – and they might be able to grant him some time to rest too.
Oh No, Otto
Porter’s pain was obvious immediately following his bad landing in the second quarter.
Once fans saw him limping around, they knew that he was probably going to sit out for the rest of the game.
In the end, he only scored 2 points in 6 minutes played.
Before his injury, Porter was an important part of the team’s playoff push.
He has averaged 8.2 points and 5.7 rebounds during this postseason.
The Georgetown graduate has been a pivotal part of the Warriors’ defense and they will need a force like his moving forward.
However, now that the Warriors are up 3-0 over the Mavericks, they will most definitely win the series and secure a place in the NBA Finals.
With their path to the Finals all but certain, Porter can rest for a bit and heal.
Hopefully, the extra few days off his feet are all he needs to get back in action for the Finals.