Warriors' Marquese Chriss hits important milestone in injury recovery

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Warriors' Chriss reaches big milestone in injury recovery originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

Marquese Chriss made a big step in his recovery on Thursday… literally. 

The Warriors big man posted a video on his Instagram story of him walking for the first time since his injury.

For a little over a month now, Chriss has been rehabbing a right high ankle sprain with a fractured fibula. He sustained it in Chicago during practice in December and underwent surgery. 

This particular injury sounds bad, right? Well, when it occurred, he simply thought he rolled his ankle at first.

"I have never gone into shock in my life," Chriss said last month in a video conference. "I thought it was something people make up. But I was laughing, thinking I was OK. I thought I just rolled my ankle or whatever. They started doing evaluations and when they pushed on the side of my fibula it gave in a little. That's when they realized it was broken."

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Prior to the injury, in two games, Chriss was averaging 6.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. 

Chriss is making the most of the rehab despite not being able to be around the team very much due to COVID-19 restrictions. He is expected to miss most of, if not all of, the rest of the Warriors' season.

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