Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry suffered a tailbone contusion against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night and did not return to the game after suffering the injury. Curry, who is the best player on the Warriors, suffered an injury while shooting a three at the end of the third quarter and he immediately hobbled to the bench.
The Warriors lost Curry for the rest of the game but still managed to keep on their lead and seal a 108-94 road win. "He says he's going to be fine long term," Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said. "It's going to bother him, though, for definitely the next few days.
No idea if he'll play in Memphis [on Friday], but he seems to be feeling like he'll be OK over the next week or so, but we'll see ... and please don't take that to mean that I'm saying he's going to be out for a week.
He could be practicing [Thursday] for all I know, but we'll give you an update as soon as we have one."
Curry avoids a major injury
Curry didn't undergo X-rays after the game and he was not expected to undergo additional testing on his injury.
"I didn't see it at first, and then after the buzzer sounded, I saw everybody getting up to look at what was happening," Kerr said. "So it was scary. He told me after that he started backpedaling and normally he would have basically fallen back into the fans sitting courtside, but there's nobody there, obviously.
So he said he sort of took that step expecting to stop and he just kept going and fell right on his tailbone, on that piece of metal on the sidelines that holds the stands in place." Warriors big man Draymond Green hopes Curry won't be out too long since he knows that they are a much better team with the former NBA MVP.
"Hopefully it's not too long," Green said. "But at the end of the day, the most important thing is his health. When you're dealing with a tailbone injury, if that's not right, other things tend to shut down and you start to use other muscles that you shouldn't be using.
Next man up, but other guys got to continue to step up, including myself." Curry finished the game with 18 points, five rebounds and eight assists.