Andre Iguodala, former NBA Finals Most Valuable Player of the Golden State Warriors, has gone on record to discuss how the Warriors shielded the true nature of a leg injury suffered during the 2018 NBA Playoffs. During an appearance on The Breakfast Club, Iguodala recounted his injury struggles in last year’s playoffs and the pressure he was under to play despite his injury, which was reported to be a bone bruise despite the fact that his leg was actually fractured.
Iguodala said his leg was fractured last year in the playoffs, but the Warriors put it out as a bone bruise. pic.twitter.com/EF3rPwsBb4
— The Render (@TheRenderNBA) June 25, 2019
The comments from Iguodala, who was elected as First Vice President of the Players Association in February, are especially prevalent following his teammate Kevin Durant’s Achilles injury after suffering what was reported to be a calf strain and continued speculation that Durant should not have been cleared to play in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
Iguodala and the Warriors finished the 2018-19 season with a record of 57-25, the first seeded team in the Western Conference before ultimately falling in the NBA Finals in six games to the Toronto Raptors.