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.
Steph Curry suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his left knee, league source tells ESPN. He will be re-evaluated in three weeks. He could return near start of playoffs. All in all, good news for the Warriors.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 24, 2018
Stephen Curry injury update: pic.twitter.com/Me2a0bARjk— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) March 24, 2018
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.
-Curry had a Grade 1 MCL sprain in right knee in 2016 playoffs, missed 15 days— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 24, 2018
-Durant had a Grade 2 MCL sprain last season, missed six weeks
-Playoffs start three weeks from tomorrowhttps://t.co/n0wMVzZYF0
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.
Just now seeing the news about Stephen Curry’s left MCL sprain. MRI results come back this afternoon. Looking at the calendar:— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) March 24, 2018
~3 weeks: Start of playoffs
~5 weeks: Start of Conf Semis
~7 weeks: Start of Conf Finals
~10 weeks: Start of NBA Finals