Andre Iguodala Injures Hamstring

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The Basketball Gods came down and punished the NBA world on Friday night. Besides the injuries to Derrick Rose and Marc Gasol, Golden State Warriors star Andre Iguodala was also forced to exit the game after hurting his hamstring.

Late in the third quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers, Iguodala came up limping at half court, grabbing the back of his left leg and immediately limping toward the locker room. He finished the contest with six points and six assists in 28 minutes.



The severity of the injury is currently unknown, but it does not seem too positive for the 29-year-old former All-Star.



This is Iguodala’s first season with the Warriors after signing a four-year, $48 million deal with the team last offseason. He is a 6-6 versatile wingman, who is considered to be one of the league’s best perimeter defenders.

Teaming up with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, Igoudala has settled into more of a reserved role, allowing the team to emerge as a serious threat in the Western Conference. Entering Friday’s contest, Iguodala was averaging 13.5 points and 6.3 assists, while shooting an impressive 55.7 percent from the field and 47.8 percent from beyond the arc.


Andre Igoudala reaches out via Twitter on his injury: