It’s the most important time of the year for the NBA, but it seems NOTHING is going right for Stephen Curry as the Golden State Warriors work toward another playoff run. The talented point guard suffered a knee injury in his team’s game on April 24, and fans are concerned about his fate in the rest of the postseason.
After leading the Golden State Warriors to a record-breaking regular season, Stephen Curry, 28, might be forced to watch from the sidelines as his team makes a run for the NBA championship. The 28-year-old took a hard fall just before the first half buzzer during Game 4 against the Houston Rockets on April 24, and he hurt his knee so badly, he wasn’t able to return to the game. Is he out for good?!
Steph looked to be in pretty bad pain as he limped off the court alongside his teammates at the half, and although he attempted to come back and play in the third quarter, he immediately noticed just from running drills on the sidelines that he wouldn’t be getting back out there. Instead, he went back to the locker room and was unable to get back out there for the rest of the game.
Still, the Warriors managed to dominate over Houston, claiming a 121-94 victory and putting them up in the series 3-1. Steph is due to have an MRI on April 25 to get his knee checked out, and then doctors will determine if he’s well enough to play during Game 5 on April 27.
The injury is a bad setback for the point guard, who missed Games 2 and 3 with an ankle injury, and has been itching to get back out there with his team.
If the Warriors defeat the Rockets on Wednesday, they’ll move on to play against the winner of the Clippers/Blazers series (the latter team is currently up 2-1).
“If Steph Curry’s out, I’d probably write us off, too,” Warriors forward, Draymond Green, told ESPN Radio after the victory. “That’s human nature [because] the guy’s MVP of the league. But we got a team full of competitors. We’re not gonna bow down or lay down against anyone. We’re gonna continue to play our game, continue to try and win basketball games, no matter who’s out there.”
Do you think Steph will be able to play in the Warriors’ next game, HollywoodLifers?