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Not only did the Golden State Warriors lose a game Saturday night in Detroit against the Pistons, they also lost a player.
Shams Charania of Stadium reports Warriors center Damian Jones suffered a torn left pectoral muscle in the 111-102 loss, Golden State’s sixth consecutive defeat away from Oracle Arena.
Golden State Warriors center Damian Jones has suffered a torn left pectoral muscle. He was injured Saturday night in Detroit.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 2, 2018
With 5.7 seconds to play in the third quarter Saturday night, Jones was forced to leave the game. He was seen grabbing his shoulder after getting tangled up with the Andre Drummond, the Pistons’ 280-pound center. The Warriors ruled him out quickly with a left shoulder strain.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Jones will have surgery to repair the torn muscle this week.
Warriors center Damian Jones will undergo surgery to repair his torn left pectoral this week, league source tells ESPN. Jones will meet with a specialist in Chicago prior, and they'll have better idea after procedure if he can return late in playoffs — or if he's out for season.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 2, 2018
The 7-foot, 245-pound Jones was the 30th overall pick of the 2016 draft out of Vanderbilt by the Warriors (15-9), who have dropped six of their last eight games overall.
Jones, 23, has started 22 of Golden State’s 24 games this season, averaging 5.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 blocked shots in 17.1 minutes, shooting 64.3 percent from the field and 64.9 percent from the free-throw line.