While Stephen Curry‘s initial diagnosis for his surgically repaired broken left hand was at least three months on the sidelines, a report from Friday indicates the two-time MVP could be out much longer.
According to Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher, the 31-year-old superstar’s injury was “worse than originally thought” and it’s “unlikely” Curry plays again this season because there would be no competitive reason for him to return, not necessarily just because of the injury itself.
The end of Curry’s 2019-20 campaign would be yet another crushing blow to a struggling Warriors team that has seen Golden State win just two of its first eight games. The Warriors sit in 14th place in the Western Conference entering Friday’s action.
In addition to Curry, fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson is out for the season with a torn ACL suffered in the NBA Finals in June, while Draymond Green is expected to miss the next three games, and Kevon Looney the next four.
In a rare piece of good news, however, D’Angelo Russell is probable for Friday night’s contest against the Minnesota Timberwolves and is expected to take the court. The 23-year-old has missed the Warriors’ last three games with an ankle injury.