Another back-to-back defeat and the end of the Stephen Curry, hurt. Hard to make worse Warriors last night, those awaiting the results of the MRI scan on the shoulder of their two-time MVP could know the exact duration of his unavailability.
After ESPNwho in the evening had announced an absence of “a few weeks”, without giving further details, Athletics then clarified that “The Chief” suffered from an injury to the labrum in his left shoulder (a fibro-cartilage located at the level of the shoulder joint, which allows adhesion between the surface and the joint capsule) and that he would be examined again in two weeks, but without to go through the operating table.
Stephen Curry was hurt trying to deny a shot from Jalen Smith. With his hand on the ball, as the inside of the Pacers rose, his left shoulder was visibly strained, and the Golden State player immediately grabbed it before leaving his partners…
“I was able to have a quick chat with Steph but we couldn’t get into the details” explained Steve Kerr after the meeting. “Steph is always someone who sees the positive in life, so he wasn’t down. »
The last one’s MVP Finals thus appeared in good spirits in the dressing room, his shoulder wrapped in ice as he chatted and ate with his partners. Before that injury suffered late in the third quarter, he had carried his team, minus Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggins, with 38 points on 11/19 shooting in 30 minutes.
“He was just amazing”confirmed his coach. “He put us on his shoulders when he was on the pitch. Generating so much on offense, going down the lane, serving teammates. He was brilliant. »
Which was far from the case for his teammates. While Golden State is still only 10th in the West, with a negative record (14 wins – 15 losses), this absence of Stephen Curry – for at least eight games and probably until 2023 – is cause for concern …
“It was already complicated and if Steph is absent it will only get more difficult”Steve Kerr concluded. “But you have to persevere. Keep playing and fighting. It’s a long season. What makes me sure is that if we are healthy, we feel like we can beat anyone. »