In an article about the struggles of the Golden State Warriors on Friday, Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher wrote that a team source said two-time MVP Steph Curry’s broken left hand was “worse than originally thought.”
Bucher wrote that Curry’s return would be unlikely if the team continues to struggle.
Curry doesn’t have to worry about that misery now. He is expected to miss three months, which is longer than the standard six weeks for a broken bone, and the surgeon discovered the injury to be worse than initially thought, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Curry is unlikely to play again this season, the source said, not because he would be physically unable but because there probably wouldn’t be a competitive reason to put him out there again.
Bucher originally had written that a team source said Curry would be unlikely to return this season without the context of a down Warriors’ season. Bucher took to Twitter to clarify this.
A clarification from my story today citing a source saying Steph Curry is likely to miss the remainder of the season: while the injury was worse than originally thought, he wouldn't play again this season because there's no competitive reason. Story is being updated.— Ric Bucher (@RicBucher) November 8, 2019
Bucher also wrote about how teams are relishing the chance to take down the Warriors, even as the passionate Draymond Green and Curry battle injuries. The whole article can be read here.
UPDATE: Steve Kerr rejected the notion that Curry is positively done for the season in his press conference on Friday.
Steve Kerr calls the report that Steph Curry could miss the entire season a “headscratcher” and said he was “confused by the source.” Said Warriors plan to play Curry when healthy this season. Full quote here. pic.twitter.com/IyHZxhyoNu— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 8, 2019
A portion of the video above is transcribed below.
Nothing’s changed on our front. Steph will be re-evaluated in three months and at that point we’ll have an update. The plan is for him to be back out on the court playing the minute he’s deemed ready to go by our training staff. That one’s kind of a head-scratcher.