Stephen Curry out for two weeks after MRI scan shows sprained MCL

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As Stephen Curry slipped on a wet patch at the Toyota Center and lay in a heap on the floor, the collective groans of the Dub Nation could be heard the world over. 

The reigning MVP went sliding on the hardwood in Houston as his right leg bent in a way that had Warriors fans wincing at the sight of it and the thought of being without their superstar player once again. 

After recovering from an ankle injury in game one, it was a painful sight to watch the point guard fight away tears on the sideline as the realisation set in that he could face another spell out of action.

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Having picked up the injury moments before half-time, the 28-year-old came out before the third quarter to test the knee, however, he trudged back to the locker room with his head in his hands.

The leading three-point scorer in the regular season underwent an MRI scan on Monday and while the results are not terrible, the Warriors need to prepare for an extended spell without their main man.

The scan revealed that Curry suffered a sprained right MCL and the point is expected to miss at least two weeks of action. He will be re-evaluated in a fortnight. 

As per ESPN, Warriors general manager Bob Myers said: "From our perspective, relatively good news. I was with him at the MRI today and he was pleased at the outcome.

"We said two weeks, but that's no guarantee that it will be in two weeks, might be after two weeks, might be before," Myers said. "But I think it will be somewhere in that range, hopefully."

The results mean Curry could return for around game five of the semi-finals series against either the Portland Trail Blazers or the Los Angeles Clippers, however, it is likely he may be out until the Finals if the Warriors advance. 

The Warriors still have to book their place in the next round, but only require one more win against the Houston Rockets with game five taking place at Oracle Arena on Thursday.


The Warriors have often been considered the healthiest team in the league. They went through the whole regular season without problems for any of their stars and won a championship last year with a full-strength roster. 

The loss of Curry will be a huge challenge for the rest of the Warriors team, however, they showed they were certainly not a one-man team with their performance in the second half against Houston.

Although, there are likely to be tougher challenges ahead.

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