Draymond Green exits with left ankle contusion; X-rays negative

LOS ANGELES -- Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green suffered a left ankle contusion late in the third quarter of Friday's 109-85 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Green left the game and did not return, but X-rays came back negative.

Green said he'll see how his ankle feels in the morning, but he plans to play against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday.

The incident occurred when Green went up to contest a shot by the Lakers'Louis Williamsand landed on teammateIan Clark, who was under the basket. Green appeared to graze Clark on the throat and twisted his left ankle, and as Green fell, he inadvertently struck Clark on the head with his right knee.

Both players stayed on the floor in pain for several minutes, as Green clutched his ankle while Clark grabbed his head. Teammates gathered around for support.

Green was the first to stand. He limped over to the bench before heading to the locker room for good. Soon after, Clark was able to get to his feet, and he followed Green to the locker.

Clark also did not return to action. He had three points in nine minutes.

Green played 26 minutes and had 12 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists.

He did not finish the last game against the Lakers on Wednesday after suffering a left corneal abrasion.

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