Warriors rule out rookie Jordan Bell for at least two weeks

NBA.com Global on Jan 21, 2018 08:17 AM
Warriors rule out rookie Jordan Bell for at least two weeks
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The Golden State Warriors ruled out rookie Jordan Bell for at least two weeks, after an MRI taken on Thursday (Friday, PHL time) confirmed he had inflammation in his sprained left ankle.

The injury happened 24 seconds into Wednesday's (Thursday, PHL time) game in Chicago when Bulls center Robin Lopez threw down a one-handed dunk over Bell, who fell to the floor awkwardly. Bell eventually was taken off the court in a wheel chair.

"Good news overall. No structural damage is the main thing," Warriors coach Steve Kerr told reporters on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). "He’s a young guy who heals quickly, so hopefully this is best-case scenario."

Bell, who watched practice on Friday (Saturday, PHL time) and limped around without a walking boot, will miss at least the next five games. He could return as early as Feb. 2 (Feb. 3, PHL time) in Sacramento.

Bell is averaging 5.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.1 blocks while shooting 66.4 percent from the floor across 38 appearances (11 starts) for Golden State this season.

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