Stephen Curry Broken Hand Leaves Warriors To Face A Bleak Rest Of The Season
Warriors Left Without Curry After Injury
Wednesday’s 121-110 Golden State Warriors loss against the Phoenix Suns was only made worse when the Warriors’ star guard Stephen Curry suffered a broken left hand after a hard fall during the 8th minute of the third quarter.
How Did Curry Get Injured?
Curry drove to the rim and collided with the Suns’ Aron Baynes. Baynes attempted to take a charge and ended up falling on top of Curry’s hand.
After a few moments holding his wrist while on the ground, Curry got up and tried to shake off the pain. His team called a timeout, and Curry walked to the bench. This led to him going to the locker room.
Warriors center Willie Cauley-Stein took the free throws in Curry’s absence.
News Around The Broken Hand
ESPN’s Ramona Shelbourne reported that,
“Curry, 31, has a fracture in the second metacarpal, the bone in the hand below the index finger.”
Specialists will look over the CT Scan results Friday, before deciding on the best course of action.
Curry Added To Expanding Injury List
The San Francisco team is adding Curry to an already worrying injury list that includes:
- Klay Thompson – who is recovering from an ACL injury in his left knee.
- Kevon Looney – who is dealing with a neuropathic condition that will keep him out for at least three more games.
This will undoubtedly hurt the Warriors defense, which already has had significant issues.
Silver Lining In Curry’s Injury
This situation left the Warriors locker room silent. However, the only silver lining is that some of the team’s younger players might get a chance to step up.
According to Joe Lacob, the team’s owner,
“So I like our young players a heck of a lot. So I think it’s a silver lining. Ironically, I’m an optimist, so we’ll see what happens.”
Warriors Betting Odds Dropped After Injury
After Curry’s injury, the Warriors’ odds to win the NBA championship fell from 35-1 to 100-1 at Caesar’s Sportsbook.
However, there’s good news. Curry should be able to recover completely. He’ll also be able to maintain his fitness and condition. And, more importantly, stay engaged and connected with the team as the leader he has been.