Stephen Curry is reportedly out two weeks after spraining his knee in Game 4 against the Houston Rockets. However, new NBA rumors state that the Golden State Warriors point guard and leader could be out for much longer and new estimates put his return beyond two weeks and not as originally predicted.
According to the medical reports released about Curry’s injury, the Warriors PG has a Grade 1 sprain, which means that no surgery is needed and he will still return to play the 2016 NBA Playoffs.
Tim Grover of Yahoo Sports however has a slightly different take from the Stephen Curry injury. While most expect Curry to return to the Warriors around the start of the second round of the Western Conference playoffs, Grover claims that it could go beyond that.
“But the most important part of Monday’s announcement was this: “He will be re-evaluated in two weeks,” Grover wrote in his article. “Sorry, but in no way does that suggest he’ll be ready to play in two weeks, no matter how mild the sprain.”
Grover went on to add how the ankle injury had a direct effect on Curry’s knee injury adding to NBA rumors that the Warriors PG’s injury could be worse than what was originally expected.
“Curry was wearing an ankle brace when the knee injury occurred, and it’s a reasonable bet that the brace jeopardized the knee. Why? Because while the ankle is immobilized, what’s the next point of vulnerability? The knee. The stress moves right up the chain,” Grover added.
The Warriors need to take care of the Houston Rockets in their first round series and will face the winner of the Los Angeles Clippers-Portland Trail Blazers series. The Warriors got a bit lucky as the Clippers have lost both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin to injuries recently.
The Blazers are now favored to win that series and the Warriors are expected to beat them in the West semis if they meet later in the playoffs.
Against either the Clippers or Blazers, Stephen Curry and the real status of his injury is the issue however, and Warriors fans are hoping that NBA rumors that it’s worse than what is reported is not true.