Danny Green Injury: Updates on Spurs Guard's Finger and Return

R. Cory Smith@@RCorySmithSenior Writer IJanuary 12, 2014

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Updates from Monday, Feb. 3

Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio-Express News has the latest on Danny Green:

After the Spurs 102-95 win, Green, who scored seven points and grabbed seven rebounds, tweeted his thoughts on the game:

Updates from Monday, Jan. 13

NBA.com's staff reveals the results of Danny Green's X-ray and MRI conducted on his injured left hand:

Spurs guard Danny Green underwent an exam on Monday in San Antonio that included both an X-ray and an MRI on his left hand. Results revealed he has a nondisplaced fracture of his second metacarpal. Green suffered the injury in the first half of the Spurs-Timberwolves game on Sunday night. He is expected to miss approximately four weeks.

Last night, when asked about Green, Gregg Popovich didn't say much about his status (per the Associated Press via ESPN):

"(Green) will be out," Popovich said. "He won't go on the trip so we've lost him."

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The San Antonio Spurs lost the services of guard Danny Green against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, Jan. 12, after he sprained his left index finger.

San Antonio's official Twitter account reported the news via Twitter during the game:

Dan McCarney of the San Antonio Express-News provided an update after the game:

Green played just nine minutes against the Timberwolves, and had accumulated three rebounds and an assist in the game. While the injury does not appear to be as serious as the injury of Tiago Splitter suffered on Jan. 4, the Spurs could be a further depleted team in a tough Western Conference.

Luckily for the Spurs, the injury is to his non-shooting hand. But with the guard adding an average of 7.4 points and three rebounds per game this season, his services at full health will be necessary to maintain their top spot in the west.

Though Green may not be off to his best start this season, the guard has proven able to explode for the Spurs. During the 2013 NBA Finals, Green was a catalyst for the team's success against the Miami Heat.