Monta Ellis reportedly lied about his ankle injury

We already knew that the Warriors were suspicious about how Monta Ellis sustained an ankle injury that is going to force him to miss at least three months, but a team source told the Contra Costa Times that Ellis has admitted that he lied about the cause of the injury.

Ellis, who will be out at least three months with a high ankle sprain and torn deltoid ligament in his ankle, first told the Warriors he was injured playing pickup basketball in his hometown of Jackson, Miss., after having signed a six-year, $66 million contract extension in July.

Ellis could face a fine and possible suspension if he was participating in an activity banned in the deal.

The Contra Costa Times reported the team now knew Ellis’ injury happened “outdoors and not while playing basketball,” though the source didn’t say what Ellis told the Warriors he was doing when he was hurt.

It seems like both Ellis and the Warriors want to move past this, but I’m interested to find out just exactly how he tore his deltoid ligament.

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