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Warriors' Damian Jones likely out until postseason: report

Golden State Warriors center Damian Jones (15) dunks the basketball against Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) during the third quarter at Oracle Arena. Kyle Terada, USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors center Damian Jones reportedly is likely to miss the remainder of the regular season with a torn left pectoral muscle he suffered Saturday night.

Jones is scheduled to meet with a specialist later this week in Chicago.

The team announced the injury early Sunday but did not offer any timetable for a return, but ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski later reported that Jones likely will be out until the postseason at the earliest.

Jones is expected to undergo surgery after meeting with the specialist and, per Wojnarowski, the Warriors will know whether Jones may be available for the playoffs after the procedure.

Golden State coach Steve Kerr reportedly said to the media Sunday that Jones will be "out for a long time."

Jones, 23, suffered the injury late in the third quarter at Detroit on Saturday night. He tore his right pectoral muscle in 2016 and missed six months. He is averaging 5.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 17.1 minutes per game this season, his third in the NBA.

Center DeMarcus Cousins, yet to take the court after being signed this offseason, reportedly is expected to fully participate in practices soon. He suffered a torn Achilles in January while with the New Orleans Pelicans.

–Field Level Media

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