Stephen Curry’s groin injury ‘could have been a lot worse’
Stephen Curry has a mild to moderate left groin strain and will miss Golden State’s home game against Brooklyn on Saturday night.
Curry underwent an MRI exam Friday but the Warriors will wait a few days to fully determine the severity of the injury. Coach Steve Kerr said it doesn’t appear to be significant.
“This doesn’t look like it’s going to be a longterm injury. He’s disappointed but it could have been a lot worse,” Kerr said. “We’ll just monitor his progress over the next several days.”
Fellow All-Star Draymond Green also will miss Saturday’s game, the second straight game that he’ll be sidelined by a sprained right foot and toe. Key reserve guard Shaun Livingston missed his sixth straight game and eighth in the last 10 with a sore right foot, but was able to do some scrimmaging Friday. He will have to do that several times before Kerr is ready to put him back on the floor in a game.
Curry, a two-time NBA MVP, was hurt midway through the third quarter of Thursday night’s 134111 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. Curry grabbed at his inner thigh after trying to contest Eric Bledsoe’s shot in transition at the 6:50 mark of the third.
The 30-year-old Curry has been averaging 29.5 points, 6.1 assists and 5.0 rebounds while shooting 49.2 percent from 3-point range.
Curry scored 10 points Thursday in his second straight game below 20 after getting at least 23 in every game previously – including five 30-point performances and a 51point outing in three quarters. He dished out six assists in 26 minutes.
“He’s a little bummed out,” Kerr said.
The Warriors’ Stephen Curry walks on the court during a second-half timeout Thursday against the Bucks in Oakland. He was hurt midway through the third quarter.