Warriors Issue Surprising Stephen Curry Return Update
The Warriors issued a surprising Stephen Curry update this week.
When Curry went down with a broken hand last October, a lot of people thought that Golden State might just shut him down for the entire year. Regardless of whether he was healthy enough to play or not, there was just little reason to risk him with Klay Thompson still out with a torn ACL.
As it turns out, though, the Warriors have different plans.
Team head coach Steve Kerr appeared on Chris Haynes’ podcast recently and indicated that he expects Curry back at some point this season.
“His injury is not nearly as serious as Klay’s because we’re dealing with a hand and not a knee,” Kerr said.
“We’ll re-evaluate Steph sometime in February, but I think there’s an excellent chance he comes back sometime in March — late in the season.”
Golden State is mostly playing for a high draft pick at this point, so Curry’s return may actually end up hurting the team more than helping. Nevertheless, Kerr reiterated that Curry desperately wants to be back on the court.
“Our fans deserve to see him play, he’s dying to play, our young players want to play with him,” he said.
“So if we can get him back at the end of the season, it would be great.”
Curry has undergone two separate operations as a result of his broken hand. Despite that, his rehab appears to be progressing well enough that Kerr is suggesting that a March return is feasible.
A more concrete date for when Curry can be expected back will likely be provided in the coming weeks.