Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes left the team’s 114–103 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday in the second quarter with a right knee sprain and did not return. An MRI on Wednesday revealed a bone bruise in the knee, according to the San Jose Mercury News’ Diamond Leung. Barnes was held out of the Warriors’ open practice Wednesday night.
Barnes left the game Tuesday and went to the locker room after crashing into a Nuggets player. Interim coach Luke Walton said afterward that Barnes is day-to-day.
Barnes started at small forward in every game for Golden State last season, averaging 10.1 points and 5.5 rebounds during the regular season. He has averaged 5.3 points so far this preseason.
Veteran Andre Iguodala replaced Barnes in the lineup.
The game against the Warriors was the third of seven preseason games. Golden State opens the regular season against the New Orleans Pelicans on Oct. 27.