Is Andrew Wiggins playing in Game 6? Warriors forward dealing with fractured rib injury
Is Andrew Wiggins playing in Game 6? Warriors forward dealing with fractured rib injury
Is Andrew Wiggins playing in Game 6 vs. Lakers?

The Warriors are looking to pull off a 3-1 comeback against LeBron James and the Lakers, but there's a chance they might have to do so shorthanded.

On Thursday, it was announced that starting forward Andrew Wiggins is dealing with an injury that has his status for Game 6 in jeopardy.

What is Wiggins' injury and how long will he be out? The Sporting News has the latest updates below.

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What is Andrew Wiggins' injury?

Wiggins is dealing with fractured cartilage around his ribs. The Athletic's Anthony Slater pointed out this play below where Wiggins first showed rib discomfort.

Andrew Wiggins appeared to first show rib discomfort after this box out crack of LeBron James in the middle of the fourth quarter. Kept grabbing at his ribs the next few minutes. Costal cartilage fracture. His Game 6 status is in question.

Here is a look.

— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) May 12, 2023

The starting forward played 36 minutes in the Warriors' Game 5 win on Wednesday. He posted one of his best games of the postseason, going for 25 points, seven rebounds, five assists and one steal.

Wiggins is averaging 17.6 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.3 steals in 34.5 minutes per game this postseason.

Will Andrew Wiggins play in Game 6 vs. Lakers?

Wiggins will play in Game 6 against the Lakers with the Warriors' season on the line.

Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins (ribs) will play tonight against the Los Angeles Lakers.

— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) May 13, 2023

He tested his injury during warmups and was cleared to play.

Warriors vs. Lakers schedule

Here is the full schedule for the Western Conference Semifinals series between the Lakers and Warriors:

Date Game Time (ET) TV channel
May 2 Lakers 117, Warriors 112 10 p.m. TNT
May 4 Warriors 127, Lakers 100 9 p.m. ESPN
May 6 Lakers 127, Warriors 97 8:30 p.m. ABC
May 8 Lakers 104, Warriors 101 10 p.m.  TNT
May 10 Warriors 121, Lakers 106 10 p.m. TNT
May 12 Warriors at Lakers 10 p.m. ESPN
May 14 Game 7* TBD ABC

*If necessary

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