Andrew Wiggins Questionable for Game 6 Due to Left Costal Cartilage Fracture Suffered During Game 5
Author: Deborah Ross / 2023-05-12 07:55:14In a major development, it has been reported that Andrew Wiggins, the star player of the Golden State Warriors, is questionable for Game 6 due to a left costal cartilage fracture that he apparently suffered during Game 5. This news has sent shockwaves through the basketball community and could have serious implications for the remainder of the series.
The left costal cartilage fracture is a painful injury that affects the area of the ribcage. This is the same injury that Kevon Looney played through during the 2019 NBA Finals, so it is clear that this is not an injury that can be taken lightly. Wiggins appeared to have sustained the injury during a box out in the fourth quarter of Game 5, and he was seen grabbing his left rib area in discomfort.
According to Dr. Nirav Pandya, a resident Warriors Twitter physician, Wiggins' ability to play in Game 6 will largely depend on pain relief. If he is unable to play, the Warriors will be without their best two-way wing and primary LeBron James defender, which could have a significant impact on the outcome of the series.
Wiggins has been an important player for the Warriors in this series, averaging 16.8 points, six rebounds, and 2.8 assists on impressive shooting splits of 48/38/87 and a 58.7% TS. Losing him for Game 6 would be a huge blow to the team's chances of advancing to the next round of the playoffs.
The basketball world will be anxiously awaiting updates on Wiggins' status, as the outcome of Game 6 could be heavily influenced by whether or not he is able to play through the injury.
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