Stephen Curry injury updates have become very regular this postseason. Another Curry injury could derail the Golden State Warriors, though, as he hurt his knee against the Houston Rockets on Sunday, April 24. A report from Sports Illustrated states that the knee injury took place when Curry slipped on a wet spot on the floor. The injury occurred toward the end of the first half and Curry had to limp off the floor. Curry then sat out the second half as the Warriors easily beat the Rockets to win Game 4.
Sports Illustrated is also stating that Curry has a sprained right knee and that he will undergo an MRI on Monday, April 25. NBA analyst Marc J. Spears also reported that Curry sprained his knee, but stated that Curry’s ankle is doing much better. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Curry injured his ankle in Game 1 of the series against the Rockets, forcing him to sit out Games 2 and 3. Despite having Curry for only the first half of two playoff games, the Warriors still have a 3-1 series lead.
There are a lot of Stephen Curry injury rumors getting passed around social media right now, including suggestions that he could miss the rest of the NBA Playoffs. It is premature to reach that conclusion at this time, as Curry still hasn’t gone through an MRI to discover if his knee suffered any damage. Despite that, it is safe to assume that nearly every sports television talk show and radio program will be discussing what impact this latest Curry injury could have on the Golden State Warriors.
Curry played just over 18 minutes in Game 4 against the Rockets, finishing with six points and five assists. Despite the limited action from its best player, the Warriors still blew out the Rockets 121-94. This was his first game back since getting injured in the first half of Game 1 and the teams were actually tied at 56 heading into the second half. Without Curry on the court, the Warriors outscored the Rockets 41-20 in the third quarter and 24-18 in the fourth quarter to coast to victory.
Game 5 of the Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets series takes place on Wednesday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. PT. It’s a home game for the Warriors, where the team has been nearly unbeatable during the 2015-16 NBA season. If the Warriors can close out the series, it would give Curry some additional time to heal before a second-round series against either the Los Angeles Clippers or Portland Trail Blazers. Should the games be necessary, Game 6 would be on April 29 in Houston, and Game 7 would be May 1 in Oakland.
Another Stephen Curry injury update is expected to come out at some point on Monday, April 25, following the MRI performed by team doctors. At that point, the Golden State Warriors and the reigning NBA MVP will have a better feel for what’s in store. It’s good news that Curry was able to walk on the leg and wanted to play in the second half of Game 4. It’s possible that Warriors coach Steve Kerr was simply taking the safe route to ensure that his star player didn’t injure the knee any further.
Another injury to Curry was the main reason that the Warriors didn’t rush him back after he “tweaked” his ankle in Game 1. This latest knee injury wasn’t due to a lack of conditioning or Curry favoring that leg, but due to a wet spot on the floor that should have been taken care of by staff at the arena. Now Golden State Warriors fans are going to have to wait for the next Stephen Curry injury update, as having him back on the court (and healthy) is the best way for the team to attempt a championship repeat.
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