National Basketball Association (NBA) team Golden State Warriors, who are trying to return to title contender status, informed on Sunday, that center Marquese Chriss suffered a broken right leg during the practice in Chicago on Saturday and will require surgery. Chris suffered injury in his right right ankle and a fibula fracture, the Warriors said.

"He will undergo surgery in the coming days and a timeline for his return will be determined after that," tweeted the Warriors.

Chriss, who was selected in the 2016 NBA Draft, played for three teams in the first three seasons, however, in 2019, he signed with the Warriors.

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Chriss averaged 9.3 points and 6.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 59 games with the Warriors last season. He was proving himself as backup behind rookie James Wiseman, but following the injury he is out for this season. Now, the responsibility came on 19-year-old Wiseman, who was the second overall pick in the draft in November.

Chriss’s injury is not the first blow to the team, they also lost five-time All-Star Klay Thompson for the complete season, who suffered a torn Achilles tendon during workout in November.