Just as the Golden State Warriors return an All-Star in Klay Thompson, they lose another in Steph Curry.
Curry missed Sunday’s game against the Timberwolves with a sore right hand.
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Here’s everything we know about Curry’s injury and how long he may be out.
What is Steph Curry’s injury?
Curry hurt his right hand during Friday night’s game at Chicago when he took an awkward fall while driving to the bucket. He passed Bulls star DeMar DeRozan and was fouled by Lonzo Ball on a layup attempt. Curry fell to the ground and landed on his right arm. It was clearly visible that the Warriors point guard was sore, and he then spent time flexing his right arm.
Although Curry re-entered the game after a timeout, his arm still bothered him.
The fall was similar to the one he suffered on Oct. 30, 2019, when he broke his left hand in a fall against the Phoenix Suns. Curry missed most of the 2019-20 season before returning for one game in March.
“There was some PTSD from two years ago when I landed,” Curry said. “I felt a bit the same. … Anything that involves the hands especially is a bit of a concern. But the feeling came back, the strength came back.”
On January 16, the Warriors announced that Curry was ruled out of the game against Minnesota.
Steph seemed to pinch her right hand, but she stays in the game. pic.twitter.com/WjSN8EQTyY
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) January 15, 2022
How long will Steph Curry be out?
Curry was optimistic that the injury was not serious, and the fact that the Warriors designated it as “sore” on the report would indicate that. Head coach Steve Kerr said Curry could return as soon as the Warriors’ next game on Tuesday night.
Warriors Schedule 2021-22
|Date||Adversary||Time (ET)||national television|
|January 16||in the timber wolves||8:00 pm||–|
|January 18||against pistons||10:00 pm||–|
|January 20||against pacemakers||10:00 pm||–|
|January 21st||against rockets||10:00 pm||–|
|January 23||against jazz||8:30 pm||NBATV|
|January 25||against Mavericks||10:00 pm||TNT|
|January 27th||against the timber wolves||10:00 pm||TNT|
|January 29||against nets||8:30 pm||ABC|
|January 31||against rockets||10:00 pm||–|