Steph Crry has reportedly undergone a successful second surgery on his fractured left hand. The news was first reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
Warriors’ Stephen Curry has undergone a second surgery on his broken left hand to remove pins from first procedure, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Curry is still on track to be re-evaluated in February.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 6, 2019
The surgery was to remove the pins that were put in Curry’s hand when he first had surgery following the injury. Those pins have kept him from being able to travel with the team, and kept him from attending teammate Draymond Green’s jersey retirement at Michigan State University on Tuesday.
With the second surgery now in the rearview mirror, Curry can move forward with the second half of his rehabilitation. He is still scheduled to be reevaluated on February 1, at which point the team should have a pretty clear timeline of when he will return.
Barring something miraculous, the Warriors will be well out of the playoff picture come February, so there will be no rush to get Curry back on the court. Still, he would surely like to return and get the dust off before the offseason, and get some time to develop rapport with D’Angelo Russell and the team’s rookies. So it seems unlikely that Golden State will shelve him for the season, unless the injury and rehab dictate it.