Stephen Curry Suffers Adductor Strain

2:02pm: Kerr said today that the Warriors were encouraged by the results of Curry’s MRI, per Anthony Slater of The Athletic (Twitter link). Curry won’t play on Saturday and it will be at least a few days before he gets back on the court, but the club is glad it’s not more serious, tweets ESPN’s Nick Friedell.

8:40am: Warriors guard Stephen Curry left Thursday’s loss to Milwaukee in the third quarter with an injury that was later diagnosed as a left adductor strain, according to the team (Twitter link). Head coach Steve Kerr confirmed after the game that Curry will undergo an MRI on Friday (Twitter link via Mark Medina of The Bay Area News Group).

We’ll have to wait until after that MRI is completed and the Warriors provide an update to get a sense of whether Curry will miss time. However, as a point of comparison, Rockets guard Eric Gordon suffered an adductor strain last week and has missed Houston’s last three games.

“I’m not nervous,” Curry told Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated (Twitter link) on Thursday night after the game. “I have nothing to go off of. If this was an ankle I could tell you four days, 12 days. But I will see tomorrow… I’ve honestly never done this before so I have nothing to go off of.”

If Curry has to miss some time, Quinn Cook‘s role in the Warriors’ rotation should expand. Golden State has also been missing Draymond Green and Shaun Livingston due to injuries, but Spears tweets that Green could get back on the court Monday vs. the Clippers, while Livingston may also return in the “near future.”

The Warriors do still have an open spot on their 15-man roster if they need to add some backcourt depth, but it seems unlikely to come to that.

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12 thoughts on “Stephen Curry Suffers Adductor Strain

  1. Didn’t look like it last night. Curry was having his worst game of the season when he got hurt. So was the whole team.

    • ThePriceWasRight

      True but we’re also playing a team who might be top 5 in the league this year.

      • Agree, Milwaukee might very well make it to the finals & that might not be very good news for GSW as they don’t have anyone who can match up or stop Antetokounmpo, as simple as.

    • We say nothing of that sort until his ankle comes up lame. And hopefully that never happens.

      The only thing you’ve got to worry about is Chris Paul’s hamstring sometime between late February and early June.

      It’s going to happen.. book it. Might miss a week, might miss a month, but it’s going to happen. The biggest no-brainer in the history of mankind.

    • Trivia time:

      Can you name the only team in the NBA this year to not win a single home game?

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