After missing six games due to an ankle injury, Stephen Curry left the game late in the third quarter against the Atlanta Hawks in his return. It was initially diagnosed an MCL injury as JaVale McGee ended up falling on Curry's leg with an MRI scheduled the following day.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the MRI results of the 30-year-old confirmed the MCL injury and he will be re-evaluated in three weeks:
Steph Curry suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his left knee, league source tells ESPN. He will be re-evaluated in three weeks. He could return near start of playoffs. All in all, good news for the Warriors.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 24, 2018
With injuries taking a toll on the Warriors as they pursue their fourth consecutive NBA Finals appearance, this is good news for Curry and the organization as he could return at the start of the playoffs. While it is another unfortunate setback for the 30-year-old, the hope is Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green can all get relatively healthy in the final 10 games of the regular season.
As the Warriors will likely not secure homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs for the first time under head coach Steve Kerr, they are more than capable of winning on the road. However, for the first time during this run, the Houston Rockets appear to be their greatest challenge in the Western Conference.
Although the other 29 teams certainly do not feel bad for a team that has four All-Star players in the prime of their careers, it shows how challenging it is to win at this level. After winning two championships in three seasons, continuing their dominance and establishing themselves as the league's next dynasty will be their toughest task to date.
Curry is averaging 26.4 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 6.1 assists in 51 games this season.