Stephen Curry’s injury has changed the equation in the 2016 NBA Playoffs. Experts are now busy spotting the new title contenders assuming that the Warriors are no longer the hot favorites after Curry’s slip, and if he can’t come back to his top form. But NBA insiders pointed out that the MVP will return sooner than the Warriors are letting on.
Curry’s MRI revealed that he has sustained a grade-1 MCL sprain. The team also announced that Curry would be re-evaluated every two weeks. This wasn’t good news for the Warriors’ camp as a Warriors side without the MVP gives an psychological edge to the opponent in any game.
But there is good news for the Golden State fans too. ESPN Brian Windhorst said in Sports Center that the Warriors are thrilled with Curry’s prognosis. According to the ESPN journalist, the Warriors are confident of getting Curry’s services soon in this season.
“I actually think the Warriors are not saying it, but I think that they’re optimistic that Steph is going to be back sooner than later,” Windhorst said. “I think that MRI, from what I’ve been told, had the best possible news the Warriors could have gotten.”
And Windhorst was so confident of his views that he re-iterated it.
“The word that I have heard is that the Warriors were actually totally thrilled with the MRI and felt like it was the best possible scenario. And they think that it was the greatest news and that he’ll be back sooner than that two-week timeline.”
Surely, Windhorst’s words are a welcome news to the NBA world. The playoffs will lose a lot of charm as long the inform MVP sits out.
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