Well, I knew his injury was bad, but I didn’t think Warriors guard Stephen Curry would be out this long.
Coach Steve Kerr announced on Tuesday that Golden State will reevaluate Curry’s bruised tailbone in another week, per Bay Area sports personality Bonta Hill, by way of NBC Sports’ Kerith Burke.
This is unexpected news because Kerr said just yesterday that the Warriors’ front office wasn’t concerned about Curry’s tailbone, which he bruised last week against the Rockets in Houston. Still, it doesn’t appear to be a long-term injury, so that’s good news.
But check this out: The Warriors only now have more information regarding the injury, and an MRI revealed inflammation of Curry’s tailbone, per coach Kerr.
Why didn’t they get an MRI right away? There must be some legit reason. If you know what that is then please clue me in.
As Hill mentioned, Curry is slated to miss four games. Rough. At least the schedule is somewhat forgiving.
But Golden State can take nothing for granted. Hovering around the .500 mark, they’ll miss Curry mightily. Guard Jordan Poole will likely keep playing Curry’s minutes; he’s scored 20-plus points in each of his two spot starts for Curry thus far. But Kerr will need contributions from the entire roster.
At least these two are back (hey, a little good news for the Warriors!):
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