SAN FRANCISCO – Warriors swingman Brandon Rush said Wednesday he was disappointed to learn he isn’t expected to be able to play in the team’s season opener due to a lower back injury.
Rush was diagnosed with a sacral stress reaction, and he isn’t scheduled to have the lower back injury reevaluated until right around Wednesday’s opener at Sacramento.
“They shut me down, not letting me practice, not letting me do anything, really,” Rush said, adding that he’s having to wait three days for the inflammation to go down.
“But I’m feeling better…I’m very disappointed. I’m tired of sitting.”
Rush’s frustration comes two years after he tore his knee two games into the season with the Warriors, leading to his struggles last season in Utah coming back from the injury.
Andrew Bogut after missing Tuesday’s preseason win against the Los Angeles Clippers returned to practice, according to coach Steve Kerr. The center tweeted about what he thought might have been the cause of his minor illness.
“Special thanks to Hidalgo, Texas for this ever so fun stomach bug!” Bogut wrote, referring to the site of the team’s preseason game Sunday.