Steph Curry Likely Out Until Playoffs With Left Foot Injury
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Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors' All-Star scoring threat, reportedly suffered a sprained ligament in his left foot Wednesday night and will likely miss the next three weeks.
By video, this is not a turf toe injury or a Lisfranc injury, but likely a sprain of the intermetatarsal ligaments in his foot, according to the ProBasektballDocs.
Some reports have referred to it as a toe injury, but more specifically it's a sprain of the metatarsal ligaments at the base of the toe.
Curry was injured midway through the second quarter when Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart dove for a loose ball and rolled onto Curry's left foot/ankle.
The 34-year-old, who celebrated his birthday on Monday, then hobbled to the locker room and did not return to the game.
The sprained ligament is somewhat reassuring news given Curry's extensive history of ankle sprains. Curry's X-rays came back negative, ruling out any sort of season-ending fracture.
He wears braces on both ankles, which may have saved him from an ankle sprain in this case.
With about three weeks left of the season Curry is likely to miss the Warriors' final 12 games, but return for the playoffs.
Jordan Poole will likely get increased minutes with Curry out. Moses Moody, who suffered a right shoulder injury in Monday's loss, would also see increased minutes if he's able to return before Curry.
The Warriors, 47-23, currently sit in the third seed in the West, one game behind the Memphis Grizzlies and 3.5 games ahead of the Dallas Mavericks.
If the standings remain the same, the Warriors would play the Denver Nuggets in the opening round of the playoffs.
Golden State will likely need it's trio of Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson intact to make any sort of playoff run.
Those three have played just one-and-a-half games together this season.
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