- Stephen Curry left the Golden State Warriors’ game on Friday night when teammate JaVale McGee fell awkwardly into his knee.
- The Warriors initially diagnosed Curry with a sprained knee ligament, but the full extent of the injury will not be known until he undergoes an MRI on Saturday.
- The game was Curry’s first after missing six games due to an ankle injury.
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry had to exit the team’s game on Friday night after suffering a potentially serious knee injury.
The Warriors announced after the game that they had initially diagnosed Curry with a sprained MCL in his left knee, but the full extent of the injury would not be known until he undergoes an MRI on Saturday.
The incident came in the third quarter of the Warriors game against the Atlanta Hawks. Warriors center JaVale McGee went up in an attempt to block an opposing shot, lost control in the air, and came down hard on Curry’s left knee.
Curry was slow to get up, and limped around the court, apparently testing his leg, and was quickly disappointed with the results.
You can watch the scene play out below.
Steph Curry exits the Warriors game vs. Hawks. pic.twitter.com/pvsav25CRN
— Yahoo Sports NBA (@YahooSportsNBA) March 24, 2018
Curry had already been absent from the Warriors lineup the previous six games due to an ankle injury, with Golden State going just 2-4 in his absence despite a wealth of other All-Stars on their roster. Should Curry miss extended time, it throws a massive wrench into the Warriors plans of waltzing to their second consecutive championship.
Depending on the results of Curry’s MRI on Saturday, the Warriors may soon need to find a way to win without their star centrepiece if they want to repeat their 2017 run through the postseason.
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