The Warriors have run into another setback as they work to turn their season around.
Stephen Curry, who has already missed extended time this season with an injury, left Golden State’s Feb. 4 win over Dallas with a left leg injury. The Warriors’ ability to continue to rise in the West standings largely depends on the severity of Curry’s injury.
What does this mean for Curry and the Warriors? Here’s everything we know about his injury and the latest news on when he may return.
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What is Stephen Curry’s injury?
Curry exited the Warriors’ victory over the Mavericks on Feb. 4 with what was initially ruled as a left leg injury. While X-rays were negative, Curry underwent an MRI that revealed partial tears to his superior tibiofibular ligaments and interosseus membrane as well as a contusion to his lower leg.
Stephen Curry injury update: pic.twitter.com/oqRW2VLk2e
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) February 5, 2023
Curry suffered the injury late in the third quarter after contact with Mavericks guard McKinley Wright IV. While it initially appeared as though the players bumped knees, the injury was sustained to Curry’s lower left leg.
Watch Steph Curry’s left leg the whole time here. This where he got hurt, limped bad and later had to go to the locker room pic.twitter.com/UGrUJXkjKY
— Dalton Johnson (@DaltonJ_Johnson) February 5, 2023
As noted by The Athletic’s Anthony Slater, Curry initially suffered a lower left leg injury on Thursday in Denver. On Saturday, Curry was wearing extra padding on the apparent area that was affected by the collision on Saturday.
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How long will Stephen Curry be out?
Following the game, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said “any time a guy gets an MRI there’s a concern level. We’ll just have to wait and see,” regarding Curry’s injury.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that Curry is expected to miss multiple weeks with the injury.
Golden State’s Stephen Curry is expected to miss multiple weeks with a left leg injury, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 5, 2023
The Warriors provided an update on Feb. 9, announcing Curry will be re-evaluated after the All-Star break.
Golden State has three games remaining until the All-Star break.
|Date||Opponent||Time (ET)||National TV|
|Feb. 11||vs. Lakers||8:30 p.m.||ABC|
|Feb. 13||vs. Wizards||10 p.m.||—|
|Feb. 14||at Clippers||10 p.m.||TNT|
|Feb. 19||NBA All-Star Game||8 p.m.||TNT|
Stephen Curry career stats, highlights
- 24.5 points per game
- 6.5 assists per game
- 4.7 rebounds per game
- 1.6 steals per game
- 3.1 turnovers per game
- 47.5 percent shooting
- 42.8 percent 3-point shooting
- 90.9 percent free throw shooting