SAN FRANCISCO — Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry stated he expects to play in some unspecified time in the future this season after breaking his left hand in an Oct. 30 loss to the Phoenix Suns. Curry, who had surgical procedure on Nov. 1 in Los Angeles, was in good spirits as he spoke to the media for the primary time because the damage previous to Monday’s recreation towards the Utah Jazz.
“I undoubtedly anticipate to be able to play,” Curry stated. “I do not know when. In some unspecified time in the future in early spring. Only a matter of the rehab course of. I’ve by no means clearly damaged something and handled a hand damage like this. … [But] I am excited in regards to the potential that the remainder of the season is not misplaced “
Curry, who wore a big brace round his hand whereas sitting on the podium, is anticipated to be out a minimum of three months as he recovers. He stated he’ll want one other process on his hand in just a few weeks as a part of the restoration course of.
“As a part of the rehab, I’ve to get a second process finished at the start of December most likely and take away a number of the pins that they put in there,” he stated. “So the swelling’s going to be one thing that is of the utmost precedence early within the rehab course of to present me an opportunity to come back again and get my vary of movement again fairly rapidly. So journey is just not within the playing cards proper now, however hopefully when the brand new 12 months hits, I will have the ability to be on the street and progress rapidly when it comes to issues that I can do on the courtroom, within the weight room, all that kind of stuff, and clearly be across the staff as a lot as I can.”
The Warriors, in the meantime, are 2-Eight heading into Monday’s video games, with Curry one among many accidents and departures which have lately decimated their championship core. Curry is hoping he can supply phrases of recommendation and encouragement for his youthful teammates who’re making an attempt to choose up the slack. He admitted he’s combating being away from the group.
“My ankle surgical procedure was means again within the day, it was over the summer time, so it was a bit of simpler to type of cope,” he stated. “Clearly, there’s motion every single day — watching video games on TV every single day isn’t any enjoyable. Clearly, I get pleasure from spending time with my household, however once you’re on the market lacking video games, it is all the time powerful. I am not good at simply sitting down and resting, so I obtained to determine that out.”
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is hoping to maintain his star guard engaged as a lot as attainable over the following few months.
“You recognize Steph, he is very sensible,” Kerr stated. “He would not get too excessive or too low. Greater than something, I do know he is bored. he desires to be part of issues. Needs to be out on the courtroom. He is simply gotta be affected person. Get wholesome. As soon as he is wholesome and able to roll, he’ll be on the market.”