Warriors’ Stephen Curry out 3 months after hand surgery
Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry will miss three months after undergoing surgery for a broken left hand, which he suffered in the third quarter of Wednesday’s game against the Phoenix Suns.
The Warriors announced the news on Friday:
Stephen Curry injury update: pic.twitter.com/J9L5nsSTaA
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) November 1, 2019
Curry pushed the ball in transition and attempted to finish between center Aron Baynes and forward Kelly Oubre Jr., landing awkwardly between them as Baynes landed on top of him upon attempting to take a charge on a driving Curry:
Steph Curry is hurt.
This season sucks. pic.twitter.com/XcQPzeluVB
— Chris Montano (@gswchris) October 31, 2019
The two-time MVP winced and held his left wrist in pain, departing toward the locker room with the help of the training staff and foregoing the pair of free throws he was awarded after suffering the blocking foul.
The initial diagnosis was a broken left hand, which he ultimately got treated with this surgery that will keep him out for about half the season.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski had reported Thursday that the Warriors weren’t expecting Curry back for at least “a couple of months,” and this confirmation puts president Bob Myers and the front office on a course to focus on the NBA Draft, scouting potential prospects as Golden State aims to land in the lottery.
Curry’s loss signifies the end to any hope of the Warriors sneaking into the last few playoff spots in a crowded Western Conference, considering their 1-3 start and what can likely await the franchise as Curry sits for a prolonged period.
The Warriors have now lost their three best players in the last six games, dating back to Kevin Durant’s injury in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Klay Thompson in Game 6, and now Curry in the fourth game of the regular season.