Warriors’ Eric Paschall to miss at least 8 games with hip injury

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Golden State Warriors forward Eric Paschall (7) passes the ball in front of Toronto Raptors center Aron Baynes (46) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, April 2, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Golden State Warriors forward Eric Paschall (7) passes the ball in front of Toronto Raptors center Aron Baynes (46) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, April 2, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

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Warriors forward Eric Paschall will miss at least the next eight games with a left hip flexor strain, the team announced Sunday afternoon.

Paschall, 24, missed two games with a sore left wrist before returning for Friday night’s 130-77 loss to the Raptors, in which he posted nine points, six rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes. The injury occurred with little more than two minutes left when, with a win well out of reach, he broke up a lob intended for Toronto forward Chris Boucher and came up hobbling.

Paschall underwent an MRI on Saturday, which revealed the strained hip flexor. Now set to get re-evaluated on April 18, he could return as soon as the Warriors’ April 19 game at Philadelphia.

“It’s very disappointing,” Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said. “I’m disappointed for Eric and for us.”

In 39 games this season, Paschall has averaged 9.5 points on 49.1% shooting (32.1% from 3-point range), 3.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists. In recent days, he has fallen out of the regular rotation, a significant setback for someone who was an All-Rookie First Team selection last season.

Though Paschall hadn’t been playing significant minutes in close games recently, his absence should mean more playing time for Kevon Looney, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Damion Lee and others.

Connor Letourneau covers the Warriors for The San Francisco Chronicle. Email: cletourneau@sfchronicle.com. Twitter: @Con_Chron