Good news and so-so news regarding Stephen Curry.
The Warriors star and reigning Kia MVP was diagnosed with a Grade 1 MCL sprain in his right knee and will be re-evaluated in two weeks. That doesn’t mean he’ll return in two weeks.
Curry will miss the remainder of the first-round series with the Rockets, and if the Warriors eliminate Houston in Game 5, Curry could miss the first few games of the next series against the winner of the Clippers-Blazers series. Curry was injured on the last play of the first half of Game 4 when he landed awkwardly.
It’s not the best news for the Warriors, but at least Curry’s injury isn’t serious. Curry was encouraged and offered his relief in a tweet Monday.
Thanks 4 all the prayers & messages. Can feel all the positive energy. God is Great! All things considered I’m Gonna be alright! #DubNation
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) April 25, 2016
Curry missed time against the Rockets with an ankle issue, then returned and subsequently dealt with the knee sprain. He didn’t play in the second half of Game 4, but the Warriors won handily without him anyway. The Warriors have been very fortunate with injuries, ever since Curry dealt with ankle issues during the first three years of his career. And it appears they dodged a serious injury this time.