WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Following a hard fall after colliding with Phoenix Suns center Aaron Baynes, Warriors guard Stephen Curry winced in pain as he exited the game.
- Shortly after, Warriors GM Bob Myers confirmed that Curry has suffered a broken left hand and is set to undergo a CT scan to see if surgery would be needed.
- Curry awkwardly landed on his left hand after colliding with Suns on Wednesday’s game that ended in a 121-110 loss.
Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse for the Golden State Warriors, guard Stephen Curry leaves Wednesday’s game with a wrist injury following an ugly fall from a collision with Phoenix Suns.
Later, the Warriors announced that he had suffered a broken left hand.
As of Thursday morning, GSM general manager Bob Myers told Kerith Burke of NBC Sports Bay Area that Curry will undergo a CT scan for specialists to ascertain if the injury requires surgery. He also added that he’s still unsure how long Curry would be out.
The injury took place in the middle of a brutal stretch for the Warriors, who trailed the Phoenix Suns by over 30 before halftime, ending with a 43-14 lead. With just 8:31 left in the third quarter, Curry was injured after driving to the rim and crashing into Suns’ big man Aaron Baynes, causing the Warriors All-Star to land awkwardly on his hand and Baynes landing on top of him.
Grimacing in pain, Curry clutched his left wrist before getting up and walking to the locker room. He also sprained his left ankle while on defense before grabbing the rebound for a fast break.
When Curry left the game, the Suns were holding an 83-54 lead, later winning 121-110—the Warriors franchise’s third double-digit loss in less than a week.
The five-time defending Western Conference champions are currently off to a 1-3 including the 141-122 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, a 120-92 loss to the Thunders and the latest Suns loss.
With Curry’s injury, the Warriors were already getting blown out against a franchise that they have ruled for five seasons, and that is missing suspended center Deandre Ayton, who is one of its top players.
With this year’s rash of injuries including Curry’s, things are only going to get tougher for the Golden State Warriors.