A Bleacher Report story suggesting that Warriors guard Stephen Curry is unlikely to return this season from a broken bone in his left hand is inaccurate, according to multiple team sources.
“That’s complete hogwash,” one source told The Chronicle. “Like we’ve said, he’s going to get re-evaluated in three months, and we’ll go from there. There’s no reason to believe right now that he can’t play this season.”
In the Bleacher Report story, reporter Ric Bucher wrote that Curry’s “fracture was worse than originally thought.” Multiple team sources have denied that claim, saying the fracture wasn’t any worse than anticipated.
Curry, who underwent surgery on his broken left hand last Friday at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles, won’t be re-evaluated until Feb. 1. That means he’ll sit at least another 41 games.
If Curry came back immediately after the re-evaluation, he’d play 33 more games this season. In his absence, the Warriors have understandably struggled, going 1-3. Draymond Green has also missed three of those games with a finger injury.
The rest of the Warriors’ injury report includes Kevon Looney (neuropathic condition), Jacob Evans (hip), Klay Thompson (knee) and Alen Smailagic (ankle).