Stephen Curry to miss few weeks with shoulder injury
Golden State Warriors superstar guard Stephen Curry will miss a few weeks with a left shoulder injury sustained during Wednesday night’s game, ESPN reported Thursday.
Curry suffered the injury in the third quarter of the Warriors’ loss to the Indiana Pacers while going for a steal. He exited and did not return.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Curry would have an MRI on Thursday. The report did not indicate the results of the MRI.
It will mark the first time this season that Curry misses multiple games.
Curry finished with a game-high 38 points in Wednesday night’s loss despite playing just 30 minutes. He had seven rebounds and seven assists in the 125-119 loss. The Warriors were trailing 93-80 at the time of his injury.
Curry, 34, is in the midst of another MVP-caliber season.
He’s averaging 30.0 points per game — a pace that would mark just his third season ever of averaging 30-plus points per game if he were to finish there. He averaged 30.1 in 2015-16, earning his first of two consecutive MVP trophies, and 32.0 in 2020-21.
He’s shooting 50.0 percent from the floor, well above his career average of 47.4 percent, and 43.4 percent from 3-point range, also above his career average (42.8 percent).
Despite all of that, the Warriors are just 14-15 heading into Friday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers.
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