As Curry slipped on a wet spot in Golden State’s win Sunday (Lead series 3-1 against Houston), no one knew the effect it might have on the season for the team from Oakland.
Golden State bettered the already incredible record of the 95′-96′ Chicago Bulls, only to see their playoff push side-tracked by injury to the undisputed MVP for the 2015-16 season, Stephen Curry.
whole Bay Area regarding this Steph Curry MRI tomorrow pic.twitter.com/D73qYVMhFi
— Sam Laird (@samcmlaird) April 24, 2016
Curry moved to tears on the bench after learning he wouldn’t be able to take the court for the second half.
“He was shook up; he was crying,” Warriors forward Draymond Green told USA Today. “It’s pain. It’s wanting to be out there with your guys. He was quiet, so I said everything to him.”
Here’s more, from Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group.
Curry had just been told he could not go back in the game. Every bone in his body wanted to play but his ligaments overruled them. His ailing right knee wasn’t going to allow him to play. His crushed spirit wasn’t going to wait for the privacy of the locker room.
“Get out of here,” Green told Curry. “Don’t let them see you like this. Don’t let them see you cry. We will hold you down. We got this. We will win this for you.”
Ruled out for two weeks with a standard Grade 1 MCL sprain, revealed in an MRI Monday, the superstar is now expected to return sometime in the second round of the playoffs. That the Warriors make it there without first, is on every Golden State fan’s mind.
Stephen Curry update: pic.twitter.com/lJRK6XOfpq
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) April 25, 2016
Now, the Warriors, who were favorites for back-to-back titles have their work cut out for them. Will they manage to stay on track to maintain the title push without their main man? Let us know in our poll and in the comments.