SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Golden State Warriors All-Star guard Stephen Curry will be sidelined due to injuries to his left leg, the team announced on Sunday. Curry will miss Monday’s game against Oklahoma City and there is no current timetable for his return.
The team announced that an MRI revealed that Curry suffered partial tears to his superior tibiofibular ligaments and interosseous membrane as well as a contusion to his lower leg, according to the statement. The team says a timeline for his recovery will be laid out in the coming days.
“I didn’t know those ligaments existed,” Warriors Coach Steve Kerr said. “I think the main thing is he’s going to be out for a little bit. We’re going to reevaluate in a few days. And the good news is, he’s going to be back. We don’t exactly know when but it’s not an injury that’s going to keep him out for the season. He’s going to come back this season and hopefully sooner rather than later.”
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Curry left Saturday’s game against Dallas with 2:01 left in the third quarter, after his wrapped left leg — which he originally hurt Thursday in a matchup against Denver — appeared to buckle as he played defense.
He immediately began hopping in obvious discomfort, then left the game and didn’t return.
With the All-Star Game just two weeks away, it seems unlikely that Curry will take part. Coach Kerr believes Curry will return sometime this season, but it is yet to be determined if that timeframe is a matter of weeks, or possibly, months.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.