The Golden State Warriors will be without their superstar for quite some time. Stephen Curry will miss time with two tears in his lower left leg, the team confirmed on Sunday.
Curry suffered partial tears to his “upper tibiofibular ligaments and interosseous membrane,” according to the team. The Warriors did not announce a timeline for Curry’s return, saying he would miss Monday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Curry was injured in Saturday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks. Curry was injured while playing defense in the third quarter of the Warriors’ 119-113 win. Curry went to the arena for X-rays, which came back negative. He was due for an MRI on Sunday.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr did not provide an update on Curry after Saturday’s game. Kerr hinted at the uncertainty of the injury, saying he would keep his “crossed fingers“that Curry would be fine.
The Warriors struggled with Curry sidelined. The team was outscored 27-17 in the final quarter, turning what was shaping up to be a blowout win with Curry into a close win without him.
Curry, 34, is in the midst of another fantastic season. He was averaging 29.4 points, 6.4 assists and 6.3 rebounds before Saturday’s injury. This performance led to Curry being voted into the All-Star Game as a starter. The injury will likely keep Curry out of the All-Star Game.
Early on Sunday, it was reported that Curry would be miss several weeks due to the injury, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. There would be hope that Curry could come back soon after the All-Star break, according to NBC Sports’ Monte Poole.
The Warriors play five games before the break, which begins Feb. 17. The team’s first game after the All-Star festivities is Feb. 23.