Golden State Warriors franchise player Stephen Curry said Monday he expects to return from an injured left hand before the regular season ends.
The 31-year-old veteran, Stephen Curry, will be on the sideline most of the games as he suffers from a broken left hand.
“I definitely expect to be ready to play. I don’t know when,” Curry said Monday. “At some point in early spring. It’s just a matter of the rehab process. I’ve never broken anything and dealt with a hand injury like this.”
Spring will begin March 20, 2020, the same day the Warriors visit Detroit and a day before they play against Knicks. In conclusion, the Warriors will play 13 regular season games after spring begins.
“I’m excited that potentially the rest of the season isn’t lost,” said Curry.
“Surgery was required for this to even have a chance to heal properly. That’s a tough blow.”
Curry, in his 11th season, suffered the injury two weeks ago after driving to the basket and colliding with Suns’ Aron Baynes, who was attempting to get a charging call. Baynes fell on Curry’s left hand and needed surgery to repair his second metacarpal (point finger).
Curry shared that nerve damage remains tricky as he looks forward to recover in the next four months.
“With surgery, there’s always potential for nerves to be irritated. That’s why it took so long for the real diagnosis,” Curry said.
“Nerves are tricky. If they come back tricky, with surgery and swelling, it’s something to monitor as you go through this process.
“When you’re dealing with hands that’s where it gets tricky, with feel and stuff. I’ve got to be careful about that.”
Curry for the most part will be advising the Warriors’ young core on the bench or satisfy himself watching games on television.
“Watching games on TV is no fun,” Curry said. “When you are missing games it’s always tough. I’m not good at sitting down and resting. I’ve got to figure that out.”