The reigning champions Golden State Warriors are rattled by MVP Stephen Curry’s injury. An MRI report revealed that Curry has suffered the lowest possible, Grade-1 right MCL sprain. Warriors, the hot favorites in this edition with record 67 regular season wins, will now miss their key man for at least two weeks.
“From our perspective, relatively good news,” Bob Myers, the Warriors general manager said after coming to know the extent of the injury.
Myers also pointed out that the MVP won’t require a surgery to recover, as “mechanically” the knee is intact.
“I was with him at the MRI today and he was pleased at the outcome,” Myers said, according to the ESPN.
“We said two weeks, but that’s no guarantee that it will be in two weeks, might be after two weeks, might be before, but I think it will be somewhere in that range, hopefully.”
Curry sustained the injury while guarding Houston Rocket’s Trevor Ariza on a wet zone of the court during the game 4 of the playoffs on Sunday. Before that, he also missed game 2 & 3. Curry immediately limped off the court with a hobbling knee.
“He was standing there crying, you know, and like, ‘Dog, just get out of here. We’ll hold you down,'” Warriors’ forward Draymond Green told the ESPN later. “We gotta support him, you know, and be there for him. I mean, he came out and obviously gave it a go, wasn’t 100 percent, and he gave it a go, and it’s unfortunate that happened.”
The MVP will be re-evaluated after two weeks. The MVP thanked the fans in twitter.
Until he suffered the injury, Curry was ruling this edition of NBA. His injury now has changed the equation of the league. In-form forward Draymond Green becomes the key man for Golden State in the absence of Curry.
But can Green guide the Warriors to clinch another title? Surely, the MVP’s injury has jeopardized Golden State’s rhythm and title defense.
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