Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry will miss at least the next two weeks with a sprained right MCL, it was announced on Monday by the team.
The league’s leading scorer and reigning MVP missed Games 2 and 3 with an ankle injury, logging only a half of play in his return on Sunday prior to slipping and awkwardly landing on a wet spot just before halftime of the Warriors’ 121-94 win.
He was clearly in pain as he grabbed his knee and rose to his feet, limping off into the locker room. He came back onto the court during halftime to test the knee’s strength with lateral movements, but shook his head to tell the training staff he couldn’t continue playing.
Curry is scheduled to be re-evaluated in two weeks.
Teammate Draymond Green, who said that Curry was crying when it was determined that he couldn’t return, told the media post game how important it is for the team to respond to Curry’s absence.
“We gotta support him, you know, and be there for him. I mean, he came out and obviously gave it a go, wasn’t 100 percent, and he gave it a go, and it’s unfortunate that that happened.”
Curry had six points on 2-of-9 shooting. The Warriors hold a 3-1 lead over the Houston Rockets going into Wednesday night’s game at Oracle Arena.
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