Life for the Golden State Warriors was expected to be tougher in the 2019-20 season after the departure of Kevin Durant in free agency and the season-ending injury to shooting guard Klay Thompson.
Few could’ve imagined, however, that the team would be set to spend a large period of time without two-time MVP Steph Curry.
That, unfortunately, is the reality that Golden State now faces after their star point guard suffered a broken left hand after a scary fall in the Warriors’ Wednesday night loss against the Phoenix Suns.
Curry suffered the injury after driving to the rim for a layup and colliding with Suns big man Aron Baynes in the third quarter of the game. He fell awkwardly, landing directly on his left hand with nothing to soften the blow of his body weight.
He was unable to stay in the game and shoot the free throws that he was awarded with the foul.
After x-rays and testing revealed the extent of the injury, the team publicly announced that their star guard had suffered a broken second metacarpal bone and will require an extended period of time to recover.
The team has yet to announce the specifics of Curry’s treatment plan or his expected time of absence, but it’s undoubtedly a huge blow for the 1-3 Warriors, who can see their playoff hopes disappearing before their eyes.