SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry will be out of action for at least 3 months after undergoing surgery to repair his fractured left hand, the struggling NBA giants said Friday, November 1 (Saturday, November 2, Philippine time).
A team statement said Curry underwent successful surgery at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles on Friday to fix the second metacarpal bone following the Warriors' loss to Phoenix on Wednesday.
"Curry is expected to make a full recovery and an update on his status will be provided in three months," the team said.
Curry suffered the injury after falling heavily following a foul by Phoenix center Aron Baynes during the Warriors' 121-110 loss to the Suns on Wednesday.
The injury means that the six-time All Star and two-time NBA MVP will not return until February at the earliest.
News of Curry's long injury layoff was a further hammer blow to the Warriors, who were already facing a period of transition following the departure of Kevin Durant and the long-term absence of Klay Thompson, who is expected to miss the entire season as he recovers from a knee injury.
The Warriors, who reached 5 NBA Finals in a row between 2015 and 2019, have suffered a series of catastrophic defeats in early season play, with heavy losses to the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers as well as the Suns. – Rappler.com