Warriors’ Stephen Curry’s trainer knows Golden State star wants to return this season
Despite rumors circulating about Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry becoming a likely shutdown candidate for the remainder of the 2019-20 campaign, a new report has now surfaced pertaining to the 31-year-old’s personal desire to take the floor again this season. This comes straight out of Curry’s own personal trainer, Brandon Payne.
“I know he wants to,” Payne told NBC’s Tom Haberstroh on his “The Habershow Podcast,” via NBC Sports. “It’s all going to depend on how this rehab process plays out. It’s three months to reevaluation and then at that point, we’ll have a better idea of the timeline and what he can and can’t do. Those first few weeks are going to be critical in just how the movement comes back in the wrist and how the hand responds to the activity.”
Earlier, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr himself refuted reports stating that Curry was going to be shut down for the rest of the season, saying that his prized star will return to action once he is able to fully recover from his injury.
The Warriors have been absolutely dreadful to start the new season, and are currently the holders of the league’s worst record at 2-8. Things are not looking good at this point, and it is unclear exactly how the defending Western Conference champs will be able to pick themselves up given their current shorthanded roster.
Curry’s eventual return will surely give his team a much-needed boost, but if we were to base it on his current three-month timeline, then perhaps a return after the All-Star break might be too late for a Warriors season that is quickly plummeting.