Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry did not play in Saturday’s 118-114 home win against the Philadelphia 76ers. As he was sick with seasonal flu. The news came two days after he returned from a 58-game absence.
Update on Steph Curry and his health
The Warriors said in a statement that Curry has “no specific risk factors for COVID-19. He has seasonal flu.”
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The NBA is discussing whether to limit locker room access to players and team personnel amid concerns over the coronavirus. This would mean the media wouldn’t have access to players in the locker room. Media sessions would take place in a different setting to protect everyone involved.
Curry’s latest setback stunts the momentum the Warriors were hoping to build after he returned to the lineup. Kerr noted that growing fear surrounding the coronavirus was something he and his team have talked about together.
Kerr said after Friday’s practice that Curry was a “good sore” after playing 27 minutes in Thursday’s loss to the Toronto Raptors and participating in a workout with the Warriors. Curry scored 23 points in his first game since October when he broke his left hand and needed two surgeries.
Warriors injury update
In other injury-related news, the Warriors announced centre Kevon Looney, who has missed four straight games, will miss at least the next three weeks as he continues to recover from a left hip injury. Although Looney has been dealing with various injuries the whole season he won’t be shut out for the remaining season.
As for veteran forward Draymond Green, he missed his fifth straight game because of left knee soreness, but Kerr said Green will get a workout in on Saturday night and the Warriors are optimistic he will be able to play Tuesday against the LA Clippers.