Warriors’ Stephen Curry injury gets critical update from Steve Kerr after scary fall
The Golden State Warriors possibly dodged the biggest bullet of the season following head coach Steve Kerr’s update on the latest Stephen Curry injury scare. Dubs fans can let out a huge sigh of relief after the multi-titled tactician revealed that the two-time MVP won’t need further evaluation after prematurely leaving the game against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, via ESPN’s Nick Friedell.
Kerr said that Curry didn't get x-rays and doesn't believe that any other tests are forthcoming. Kerr is optimistic that Curry will be back on the floor soon after the soreness subsides.
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) March 18, 2021
Steve Kerr on Steph Curry: "No idea if he'll play in Memphis. But he seems to feel like he'll be fine in the next week or so. We'll see. Don't take that to mean he's out a week. He could be back practicing tomorrow, for all I know." Update tomorrow.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 18, 2021
Stephen Curry figured in a nasty spill in the closing minutes of the fourth period of the Warriors’ road game at Toyota Center. The three-time NBA champion was assessed with a tailbone contusion after losing his balance following a 3-point attempt and landing hard on his back. He exited the game with solid numbers of 18 points on 7-for-18 shooting from the field, along with eight assists, five boards, and one steal in 18 minutes of action.
Steph Curry went back to the locker room after taking a fall during the fourth quarter. pic.twitter.com/OX5T2WJhV3
— ESPN (@espn) March 18, 2021
Luckily for Steve Kerr and the Dubs, they were still able to escape with a 108-94 win despite losing their best player. The Warriors have now gone 5-5 in their last 10 outings while the Rockets suffered their 18th defeat in the row.
Curry, meanwhile, was bitten by the injury bug again after last year when a broken hand limited him to just five games in Golden State’s forgettable 2019-20 campaign. The team is still badly missing the services of their other injured superstar Klay Thompson, while the team’s rotation has also endured a revolving door of players moving in and out of the lineup due to injuries. By the looks of it, it seems Stephen Curry’s latest setback is no cause for concern.
The Warriors (21-20) are fighting tooth-and-nail for one of the eight playoff spots in the West and Curry’s health will be a great factor if they’ll make it back to the postseason this year.