Golden State Warriors fans might be looking at a season where the team doesn’t make the playoffs. ESPN broke the news that Steph Curry underwent surgery on his left broken left hand/second metacarpal today (Nov.1). The Warriors announced that its sharpshooter will be out at least three to four months to make sure the bone fully heals.
Curry underwent surgery today at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles. ESPN NBA Insider, Adrian Wojnarowski reports via Tweet that Dr. Steven Shin — the same man that repaired Drew Bree’s thumb — performed the surgery on Curry’s hand. Woj also states that everything is hinging on Curry’s ability to take a hit on it without reinjuring it.
Curry suffered the injury during Wednesday night’s (Oct.30) blowout loss to the Deandre Ayton-less Phoenix Suns. It occurred while he was driving to the rim and collided with Suns center Aron Baynes who was trying to draw a charge. In a freak accident, Baynes fell on top of Curry’s left hand, ultimately causing the injury.
The team on Thursday said their star guard had a CT scan and would let specialists evaluate it before making a decision. Today we learned they decided surgery was the best course of action.
Coming into the 2019-20 NBA season, the Warriors were already injury-riddled with all-star Klay Thompson still recovering from a torn ACL and Kevon Looney out with a shoulder injury. The Warriors are currently 1-3, not the start fans thought they would see their beloved team get off to. The Curry-less Warriors now lead by Draymond Green and offseason acquisition from the Brooklyn Nets, D’Angelo Russel look to get back in the winning column tonight with a victory against the San Antonio Spurs.
Warriors’ owner Joe Lacob scoffed at the idea of his team tanking, but at this point, he and Golden State fans may not have a choice but to embrace the concept.
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