2:35pm: Imaging on Curry’s left leg on Saturday night revealed that he partially tore his superior tibiofibular ligaments and interosseous membrane, in addition to incurring a lower leg contusion, the Warriors have announced in a press statement (Twitter link). The team intends to establish a recovery timeline for Curry in the coming days.
12:36pm: Warriors All-Star point guard Stephen Curry will be sidelined for several weeks with a left leg injury, sources inform Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link).
Curry departed Golden State’s victory over the Mavericks on Saturday night in the third quarter after incurring the injury. He underwent imaging subsequently that determined the ailment was more serious than his club had hoped.
This is naturally a huge blow for Golden State, currently the seventh seed in the West at 27-26. There are just 29 games left in the 2022/23 regular season and only two-and-a-half games separate the Warriors and the No. 13 seeded-Lakers. If Golden State cannot at least tread water in the absence of Curry, the team could quickly fall out of the play-in tournament bracket.
As Anthony Slater of The Athletic tweets, Curry’s injury means he will likely be sidelined through at least the 2023 All-Star Weekend, so an injury replacement figures to be selected. Slater cautions that the Warriors are continuing to determine exactly how severe the injury is and exactly how long Curry will be shelved.
Per Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area (Twitter link), Golden State is hopeful Curry could come back soon after the All-Star break. The regular season resumes on February 23.
The reigning Finals MVP is having another great individual season, despite his team’s middling record. Curry is averaging 29.4 PPG on .495/.427/.922 shooting splits, along with 6.4 APG, 6.3 RPG and 1.0 SPG across 38 games.
This could also further complicate the Warriors’ approach to the impending league trade deadline, as the club will have to determine what young assets it is willing to surrender – if any – in order to make a playoff push.
39 thoughts on “Stephen Curry Out Several Weeks With Partially Torn Ligaments In Leg”
Ouch! Definitely a tough blow!
Stephen Curry needs to take as much time as he needs to comeback 100% the only concern is they currently are 7th out West and it’s so tight and can easily fall down the standings. I see Steve Kerr going with this starting lineup.
I honestly think they need to trade James Wiseman by the NBA trade deadline.
Other teams would make a trade by swapping the first round pick with Warriors
Celtics send Payton Pritchard to Warriors and Swap the Warriors 2023 First
Now the question is who will the warriors trade for to get their scoring back?
Loaf management at its finest…
In the immediate, Poole gets moved into the Starting lineup and Ty Jerome becomes the back PG.
So put in 2 players that can’t play defense. SMH I don’t want to see Jerome in any game and Poole now needs to step up. They need to bring in some defensive players to offset the reduced offense you will not find.
Donte is already the back up PG.
Yeah it was working better when he missed time before when DD replaced him and Poole stayed in his normal spot
Unfortunate that Curry misses any time, but at least the All-Star break is coming up.
In the meantime to keep them afloat,(and to rile up Warriors fans) Draymond Green Jordan Poole, and James Wiseman to the Nets for Kyrie Irving and Seth Curry.
Klay tomson for Joe Harris who says no first
The salary rules!
Irving is a cancer
That sucks ……
No structural damage it seems. That’s good news for Curry. This could force Warriors to make a trade. And finally give up on Wiseman or Kuminga. I trade Poole before I trade either of them. We’ll see.
Knicks fans know about sucking…
Kuminga will be better than Poole by a far margin. Kuminga can play both sides of the ball.
Not as much as you do.
Knickerbocker – I award you no points. Just an awful attempt.
Wiseman to the Knicks ……. for
Obi1, Quickley, Sims
Calm down… I was just saying to myself before he got hurt. That how well Warriors played without him…. They do have to make some kind of trade or play wiseman!!! They just need to make top 6
Now is the time for Jordan Poole to prove he’s worth that money and I think he will. It’s his team now and it’s up to him to carry the load for a month.
Divincenzo remains the backup and they should be fine. Warriors are deep enough to absorb this for 4 or 5 weeks. They’ll at least remain .500 and hopefully they’ll come together with a little urgency and crawl seven or eight games above .500 in the next 6 to 8 weeks.
No Curry, No playoffs and this looks like a serious 6 weeks minimum injury. Forget about Play-in, Lacob will maybe make a small move for tax reason with JaMychal but nothing including a GSW rebuilding piece… Lacob getting a top 10 draft pick is a strong possibility in case of a loosing streak
Any injury to the wheels is tough because you lose your wind and your timing and your shot as well because you can’t get out there. You’re sort of immobilized somewhat.
But four or five weeks should do it and he’ll be back. Then give him a week trying to get his stuff together during the games and they’ll be ready for the play in tourney. They’re .500 now and they’ll stay that way because they are deep enough to absorb this hit. Poole starts, Divincenzo is the backup and everything is fine.
DiVi & Poole can’t make GSW a PO team. Lakers & Blazers are desperate to go in the play-in so you better watch out cause your playing plenty of games against them (+Clipps) those next 5 weeks
+ 14 games away till PO time
This is Curry’s second injury of the season. I mean he’ll be 35 in March. The body can only take so much and the recovery time could be longer than expected.
Things are not looking good for the Warriors.
Nobody within the Golden State Warriors organization would ever think about shooting for a top 10 draft pick right now. They’ve seen from experience in the last year or two that it doesn’t always work out.
You’re not going to sabotage the rest of the year in the hopes for another number nine pick or 11 pic or eight pic. No chance whatsoever for that.
Totally agree with you Gary. With the salary situation, are there any trade options.
Even a buy out looks expensive in this play-in situation
I think it all depends what happens in the next couple of days. Do they look okay or do they need some serious help and make a deal?
And yes Sebch, the buyout Market looks to be super inflated with so many buyers right now. Seems like many contenders are hovering around .500 and will look for that shot in the arm.
McKinley Wright bumped Currys knee on purpose in order to hurt Curry. Of course I’m being facetious (not serious) but I couldn’t help recall all the knuckleheads who accused Poole of hurting Morant intentionally last postseason. Clearly in neither instance was there intent to injure. In the end, this really sucks.
Given recent news, there are a lot of knuckleheads around the Grizzlies…
Just looked all that up. Sounds serious lol. Seems they think he will be back this yr. Oh well, just heal Steph
Wow! Big time Curry fan but come on… there is dudes out there playing hurt with fractured thumb tonight…(wood). But this guy is starting to be something else. He could of played all season til this point. And front Office not helping. Once again let’s see if he gets help now
Wow? Thumb injury is same as a torn ligament in the knee. Can you still run/walk if you hurt your thumb?
And it’s his non-shooting thumb.
Or is he and his wife in a big fight too stop the building of affordable homes near his mansion? Gotta show up at the meetings now.
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