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 on November 1. The Warriors announced that its sharpshooter will be out at least three to four months to make sure the bone fully heals.
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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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