Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry underwent surgery on his broken left hand/second metacarpal Friday and will miss at least three months, the team announced.
The two-time MVP had the surgery at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles. It was done by Dr. Steven Shin, who also performed surgery on Drew Brees’ thumb in September.
The Warriors said he is expected to make a full recovery and will update his status in three months.
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Curry was hurt in Wednesday’s loss to the Suns when he drove to the rim and collided with Phoenix big man Aron Baynes, who attempted to take a charge and ended up falling on top of the star guard’s hand. The team said Thursday that he had a CT scan on the hand and would have specialists look at it before deciding how to proceed.
Ultimately, they decided surgery was the the best course of action.
It’s a significant loss for a Warriors team off to a 1-3 start to the season. The six-time All-Star was expected to carry the bulk of the offensive load for a Warriors team without Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant this season. He was averaging 23.5 points this season.
The Warriors will play 45 games over the next three months; they have 51 more games before the All-Star break.
“It’s hard,” forward Draymond Green told The Undefeated’s earlier this week. “Makes things even harder.”
Golden State’s odds to win the NBA championship tumbled from 35-1 to 100-1 at Caesar’s Sportsbook after the injury Wednesday.
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