By Marcus Thompson
Wednesday, August 27th, 2008 at 12:08 pm in Uncategorized.
ESPN’s Marc Stein broke a story that Monta Ellis needs after injuring his left ankle working out in Jackson. It is definitely true. The Warriors are scurrying around preparing a release about it.
Ellis hurt his ankle on Thursday. The initial hopes was that it was a high ankle sprain. But it turns out he tore a ligament.
He had surgery this morning. The first six weeks he has to be off his ankle. Then the next six weeks he would be able to work on the side. That’s three months before he can get on the court and practice with the team. So it’s looking like mid-December, maybe even January, before Ellis is in the lineup. Then there’s the issue of him getting in game shape.
This was the blow the Warriors couldn’t afford.