Kevon Looney injury update: Warriors center out of NBA Finals 'indefinitely'

Kevon Looney might not play again in this year’s NBA Finals.

The Warriors center suffered a chest bruise in his team’s 109-104 Game 2 victory over the Raptors on Sunday. The injury likely occurred when he made contact with Toronto’s Kawhi Leonard on a drive to the basket. 

An MRI on Monday revealed Looney had fractured his ribs, ruling him out of the NBA Finals “indefinitely,” the team announced.

According to a report from ESPN, there isn’t much optimism for Looney’s return in the series.

Looney logged 10 minutes in the first half of Game 2 and recorded one rebound in the contest. 

He told <a href="http://

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The 23-year-old played in a career-high 80 games in his fourth season with Golden State in 2018-19. He averaged 6.2 points and 5.2 rebounds per game during the regular season and has been an impactful defender for the Warriors.

The two-time defending champions have already dealt with significant injuries to Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins during this year’s playoff run.