Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry suffered a Grade 2 sprain in his left knee Friday night and will be out at least three weeks, the team announced Saturday.
Stephen Curry injury update: pic.twitter.com/Me2a0bARjk— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) March 24, 2018
Anthony Slater of the Athletic points out it's a slightly different injury from the MCL 1 sprain Curry suffered two years ago in the playoffs.
Grade 2 sprain is worse than the injury Steph Curry suffered in playoffs two years back, a Grade 1 which forced him to miss 15 days. This one typically comes with at least 4-6 week timetable.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 24, 2018
Curry returned Friday night after missing six games nursing an injured right ankle.
''Kind of a strange, cruel twist of fate,'' coach Steve Kerr said. ''He rehabs his ankle for the last couple weeks, he gets that strong and then the knee goes. So we'll see what happens and we'll keep our fingers crossed.''
Curry grimaced as he hopped around and made it to the bench on a tender left side with 3:09 left in the third quarter after JaVale McGee fell over and the center's right elbow appeared to pound into Curry's left knee.
''I was just trying to block a shot and I ran into him,'' McGee said.
The two-time MVP immediately sat in a chair and put his head down before going into the locker room.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.