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Stephen Curry diagnosed with Grade 2 MCL sprain, will be re-evaluated in three weeks

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Curry’s injury should allow him to return for the playoffs, though at what point remains to be seen.

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Stephen Curry suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his left knee against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night, which will cause him to miss at least the next three weeks before he is re-evaluated.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported this and it was subsequently confirmed by Warriors PR.

The Grade 2 MCL sprain is the same as the one Kevin Durant suffered last season against the Washington Wizards that caused him to miss five-and-a-half weeks of action. However, Durant’s injury also included a tibial bone bruise.

The playoffs begin in three weeks and, if Curry’s re-evaluation goes well, he could return for the beginning of the first round. If it goes on and lasts as long as Durant’s rehabilitation last season, the Warriors’ point guard might not return until later in the first round or perhaps the second round.