Warriors fans are in a mild state of panic today after a first-half injury in Sunday's game four against the Houston Rockets put powerhouse Stephen Curry out of commission. SB Nation reports that it all went down in the closing seconds of the game's first half, and was the result of a slip on a wet spot that sent the point guard tumbling to the court.
“Hopefully, he’ll be OK before too long," the Chronicle reports Warriors head coach Steve Kerr saying. "But I just feel bad for him. He’s been healthy all year long, and all of the sudden the playoffs start, and he’s had a couple of fluky things.”
Curry attempted to prepare for the game's second half, but his warm up drills left him in obvious pain. His teammate, Draymond Green, could see Curry struggling and encouraged him to rest in an encounter he related to USA Today Sports.
"I just told him, 'Hold your head up. It’ll be all right. But then get the (expletive) out of here. We got you. Get out of here.'"
According to SB Nation, the most likely injury is that of a sprained right medial collateral ligament, but we won't know for sure until the results of a MRI are in. If the injury is indeed a sprained MCL, Curry could be out for at least 15 days.
Even without Curry, the Warriors beat the Rockets 121 to 94 — taking a three-to-one game lead in the best of seven series. Game five against the Rockets is this Wednesday in Oakland.
UPDATE: The Warriors just issued a statement confirming Curry's injury. "Warriors guard Stephen Curry underwent an MRI this morning that revealed a Grade 1 MCL sprain in his right knee. He will be re-evaluated in two weeks." So, it looks like the NBA Playoffs just got that much more dramatic for the Dubs.