Leaked x-ray image of Stephen Curry’s injured hand.
Stephen Curry “definitely” plans to return this season, targeting a date at “some point in the early spring.”
Curry, 31, underwent surgery Nov. 1 to repair a broken left hand and says he needs to go under the knife again on his non-shooting hand.
The Golden State Warriors initially announced the two-time MVP would be re-evaluated three months following surgery.
Per The AP:
″(Managing the) swelling is something that’s going to be of the utmost priority early in the rehab process,” Curry said, “to get me a chance to come back and get my range of motion back pretty quickly.”
Curry referred to himself and injured teammate Klay Thompson as “caged animals right now, wanting to be unleashed.”
For now, Curry is working out his lower body and doing whatever training is permitted by the team’s medical staff, saying he’s using this three-month period without basketball as a “mini offseason” to fine-tune his body.
“Just to understand the chemistry with the young guys,” he said. “We can play around with rotations and just get a vibe of what the following season, when we’re all healthy, looks like.”
Klay vs. Steph | 2014 / 2019
— Golden State Warriors
Dr. Steven Shin – who performed surgery on Stephen Curry’s left hand – also did a procedure on Drew Brees’ broken thumb. For Curry, a significant part of return depends on the ability to take hit on the hand and not re-injure it. This is a truly a 3-4 month timeline to make sure bone fully heals. [via Woj]
Golden State Warriors’ star Steph Curry will be re-evaluated in three months.