Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry has suffered ligament damage in his left leg and is expected to miss some time, the team announced today. Curry was diagnosed with partial tears to his superior tibiofibular ligament and interosseous membrane in his left leg and also has a lower-leg contusion.
His return timeline will be determined in the coming days.
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Curry limped to the locker room in the second half of Saturday’s matchup against the Dallas Mavericks. The injury occurred with 2:01 left in the third quarter when Curry appeared to bang knees with McKinley Wright IV while defending a drive. The Warriors’ star was whistled for a foul and came up favoring his left leg.
He did not return as the Warriors held off the Mavericks 119-113.
Curry, who is averaging 29.4 points per game this season, won’t play Monday against Oklahoma City. And with the All-Star Game two weeks away, it now seems very possible that Curry might not be there.
If Curry — or any of the other 24 players selected to the NBA All-Star Game — cannot participate in the Feb. 19 contest, Commissioner Adam Silver will select a replacement. Starters were chosen by a formula that included voting from fans, media and NBA players. Reserves were picked by NBA coaches.
Curry, who missed 11 games earlier this season with a left shoulder subluxation, scored 21 points in 26 minutes with six rebounds and seven assists before his latest injury. The Warriors went 6-5 in those games.
The Warriors, like many teams in the Western Conference, have very little room for error in the playoff chase. Golden State is 27-26 and entered Sunday seventh in the West — three games back of third-place Sacramento but only one game ahead of 11th-place Portland.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.