Golden State Warriors star Drayman Green returned to training on Saturday for the first time in nearly two months after rehabilitation from a low back injury.
Green was initially on the side of a sick calf before further tests showed that his soreness was due to a back problem. He missed 23 games in a row due to illness.
“My progress has been tremendous,” Green said Kendra Andrews of ESPN“I think where I am today, if you knew where I was eight weeks ago or seven weeks ago, it’s day and night.”
The 31-year-old was restricted from weight training for the first part of rehabilitation before being admitted to individual training.
With only 22 regular-season games left for the Warriors 43-17, Green hopes to get back into his rhythm as soon as possible.
“Like I said, once I feel like I’m fully and I can go back there and lift my legs under me before the playoffs, great,” Green said. “If it’s 15 games, fantastic. If it’s 10, I’ll handle it. If it’s five, then five should work.”
Golden State welcomed Clay Thompson return to the lineup until Green was there, paving the way for the Warriors core to be completely intact for the first time since the 2018-19 season.