SAN FRANCISCO — Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry suffered a damaged left hand after a tough fall in Wednesday’s sport in opposition to the Phoenix Suns.
Normal supervisor Bob Myers advised ESPN that Curry can have an MRI and CT scan, and from there, the staff will decide if he wants surgical procedure and what his restoration timetable might be.
ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reported that Curry, 31, has a fracture within the second metacarpal, the bone within the hand under the index finger.
“Clearly it has been a tricky begin for us on many ranges,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr stated after the sport. “So we’re simply looking for our footing. And clearly this places us in a tricky spot. So we’ll assess it, and we’ll go from there.”
Steve Kerr says the Warriors teaching workers will meet to determine the way to alter the lineup with out Stephen Curry after he broke his left hand.
For a Warriors group already enjoying with out Klay Thompson, who’s recovering from an ACL harm in his left knee, and Kevon Looney, who’s coping with a neuropathic situation that may hold him out for no less than three extra video games, Curry’s setback was a nightmare situation for a staff that’s 1-Three on the yr and has had main points on the defensive finish.
“It is onerous,” Warriors ahead Draymond Inexperienced advised The Undefeated’s Marc Spears. “Makes issues even more durable. However simply acquired to maintain enjoying and attempting to determine it out. I simply want we acquired one observe with our staff. One observe. We did not even get one observe. Not a single one.”
The harm occurred with eight minutes, 31 seconds left within the third quarter when Curry drove to the rim and collided with Suns large man Aron Baynes, who tried to take a cost and ended up falling on prime of Curry’s hand.
Curry stayed on the bottom for a number of moments holding his wrist, then acquired up and tried to shake off the ache. He tried to remain within the sport earlier than the Warriors referred to as a timeout and Curry walked to the bench. After one other few moments, Curry headed to the locker room with Rick Celebrini, the Warriors’ director of sports activities medication and efficiency.
Since Curry was not in a position to take his free throws after Baynes was referred to as for the foul, he was not permitted to reenter Wednesday’s sport. Warriors heart Willie Cauley-Stein took the free throws in Curry’s absence.
“Simply a kind of issues,” Kerr stated. “Aron Baynes got here up after the sport and simply wished to understand how Steph was doing. You possibly can inform he felt actually dangerous. It was only a random basketball play, so stuff occurs.”
After the sport, the Warriors’ locker room was quiet as staffers walked round virtually in disbelief of what had occurred.
“It is unlucky,” Inexperienced advised Spears. “One other one in every of our guys happening, one in every of our leaders. It is powerful. Hopefully it is [an injury] the place he do not want surgical procedure, type of get again sooner moderately than later. However we’ll discover out extra when he will get the checks completed.”
Warriors proprietor Joe Lacob stated he believes the harm will give youthful gamers a possibility to step up in Curry’s absence.
“I noticed it occur,” Lacob advised ESPN. “So clearly unhappy. It isn’t good. However type of a silver lining possibly, as a result of a few of our younger gamers are going to get a possibility to play. So I like our younger gamers a heck of loads. So I feel it is a silver lining. Mockingly, I am an optimist, so we’ll see what occurs.”
As for the hypothesis across the league that the Warriors may in the end determine to tank this season after having so many accidents to start out the yr, Lacob would not even dignify the dialog.
“I will not even reply to that,” he stated, earlier than making his manner out of Chase Heart.