‘It’s Gonna Be Bother Him’: Warriors’ Steve Kerr Gives Major Update on Stephen Curry’s Injury

Published 03/17/2021, 11:02 PM EDT
Mar 17, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) leaves the court during the third quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Carmen Mandato/POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports


The Golden State Warriors are currently ninth in the Western Conference. But had it not been for an MVP caliber campaign from Stephen Curry, they would have been lingering at the bottom. However, some recent development might spell doom for the dubs.

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During their game against the Rockets tonight, they were comfortably ahead. In the third quarter, Curry had the ball for the final few seconds of the game. He went for his classic ball handling show before hitting the three but missed. After shooting, he lost his balance and tripped, falling on his back near the Rockets bench.

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Curry looked in considerable discomfort and was unable to get up. He landed on his tailbone and was holding it in pain. The Warriors announced later that he won’t return to the game because of tailbone contusion. The Warriors managed to win the game, and coach Steve Kerr had some relieving news for the fans.

He said that Curry could miss a few of their next games, but he won’t be surprised if he finds him practicing in the gym tomorrow. He mentioned there aren’t any plans for an X-Ray so this could be good news for Warriors fans.

Will the Warriors survive without Stephen Curry leading them?

After playing 39 games, Curry was averaging 29 points and six assists, while shooting 47% from the field and 40% from three. The Warriors have three other players averaging double digits in points, but no one else is averaging over 17 points per game.

Mar 17, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) looks on during the third quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Carmen Mandato/POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

In the two games Curry didn’t play, the Warriors ended up losing both. The first one was a close two-point defeat against the Hornets. But in the second game, the Suns thrashed them and took home a 22 point win. While both games had other absentees too, the impact of Curry on the Warriors’ offense is huge.

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While the Warriors’ second half of the season is going to be easier, they have a lot of big games upcoming. Curry is likely to miss most of them, depending on how grave the injury is. They have the third easiest strength of schedule in the West, and they can easily finish as the seventh or eighth seed, but only if Curry returns in time.

Mar 17, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) walks to the locker room during the third quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Carmen Mandato/POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports
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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.

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