Left knee hit, Stephen Curry out indefinitely

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry will miss indefinitely with left knee and shin injuries.

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is out indefinitely with a left knee injury, the team announced Sunday. An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) confirmed a “partial tear of the superior tibiofibular ligament” in the four-time NBA champion’s left knee, along with a torn interosseous membrane and a contusion of the tibia, the Warriors said in a statement.

According to media reports, Curry may miss “several weeks.” The Warriors limited themselves to announcing that he “will not play (Monday) and details about his possible schedule will be announced in the coming days.” His left knee bent in a collision with Dallas Mavericks’ McKinley Wright in the third quarter of Saturday’s game, which the Warriors won.

The 34-year-old limped to the sideline, did not play late in the game and underwent an MRI on Sunday. “I think the bottom line is he’s going to be out for a while,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr told reporters, adding that the situation would be reassessed in a few days. “The good news is he’ll be back. We don’t know exactly when, but injuries won’t stop him from playing for a full season.”

he should miss the all star game

The injury will almost certainly mean Curry won’t play in his ninth All-Star Game on Feb. 20 in Cleveland, Ohio, for which he was selected. The Warriors have five games left before the All-Star break and then face the Lakers again on Feb. 23 in Los Angeles.

The defending Golden State Warriors champion has missed 11 straight games this season after partially dislocating his left shoulder during a game in Indianapolis in mid-December.

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