Steph Curry had to leave the Warriors game against the Mavericks after bumping his knee. Here’s everything we know about the injury.
When Steph Curry is healthy and firing, the Warriors are an unstoppable force. When he’s not? Fans in San Francisco would rather not think about that.
Unfortunately, they had to face the possibility of the star guard missing time on Saturday night after he bumped knees with a member of the Dallas Mavericks in the third quarter.
He had to leave the game, putting the whole of the Bay Area on injury watch.
Steph Curry injury: How did the Warriors star get injured?
Curry was defending a driving McKinley Wright IV when his left knee knocked into the Dallas guard’s right knee.
Curry immediately looked hobbled, hopping out of bounds while avoiding putting weight on his left leg.
He was checked on the bench and after a consultation with the team doctor he went back to the locker room.
Latest on Steph Curry injury: MRI needed
Curry was officially ruled out of the rest of Saturday’s game. The Warriors called his issue a “lower left leg injury.”
The good news? X-rays were negative on his knee.
The bad news? He still needs to get an MRI to determine the extent of the damage, if any.
Negative x-rays mean Curry definitely doesn’t have any fractures but the MRI will give much more clarity on whether he might have suffered ligament damage.
His knee did buckle on the play, so the risk of something being strained or torn is present. He could also simply be dealing with some deep bruising.
As Anthony Slater pointed out, he was already dealing with a contusion on his lower left leg that he picked up on Thursday against the Nuggets.
For now, Warriors fans will have to wait and see on Curry’s status.
Steve Kerr statement on Steph Curry injury
UPDATE 11:15 p.m. ET – Warriors head coach Steve Kerr didn’t sound like he was in a position to assuage fears over Curry’s injury.
“Any time a guy gets an MRI there’s a concern level,” Kerr said after Golden State’s 134-128 victory. “We’ll just have to wait and see.”
Kerr will have additional updates on Curry as the Warriors find out more.
Steph Curry injury update: Timetable revealed for Warriors star
UPDATE 3:35 p.m. ET – On Sunday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that Curry is expected to be out “multiple weeks” with what the team is calling a left leg injury.
Now we know the details of the injury and have a vague timetable for it with multiple weeks of action missed for the Golden State superstar.