Golden State Warriors All-Star point guard Steph Curry is expected to miss several weeks, including some playf games, due to a Grade 2 MCL sprain. According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr says there’s “no way” Curry plays in the first round.
Curry will reportedly be re-evaluated again on April 14, just three days after Golden State’s last regular season game in Utah.
According to ESPN, the 2x NBA MVP will not travel with the team for the final five road games but he plans to rejoin the squad once the post-season rolls around. Naturally, he’s hopeful that he’ll be able to suit up once the playfs start, although the team is preparing as if he won’t be eligible to play until after the first round.
Curry is averaging 26.4 points, 6.1 assists and 5.1 rebounds in 51 games this season. With nine games remaining in the regular season, the Warriors are firmly planted in second place in the Western Conference with a 54-19 record, sitting 5.5 games back the Houston Rockets and 9 games up on the third place Portland Trail Blazers.