Stephen Curry is coming back to action.
The Warriors announced on Wednesday that Curry has been cleared to return to game action and is set to play Thursday against the Toronto Raptors.
Warriors guard Stephen Curry, who has missed the last 58 games with a fractured left hand suffered on October 30 vs. Phoenix, will return to the lineup tomorrow night against the Toronto Raptors.
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) March 5, 2020
Curry missed 58 games after breaking his left hand on Oct. 30. The Warriors have certainly floundered without him, and though it’s too late to save their season, they will welcome his return. It’s not clear if the Warriors will take extra precautions or limit Curry in any way once he’s back on the court.
The original goal for Curry was to return Sunday, but that did not happen. It sounds like this one is set in stone and we’ll see the Warriors star playing in a finals rematch that has a little excitement around it now.
Steve Kerr cracked a funny joke on Twitter Monday about Stephen Curry playing in the G League.
The Golden State Warriors announced Monday that they had assigned Curry to their Santa Cruz affiliate to practice as he recovers from his broken hand.
The Warriors have assigned guard Stephen Curry and forward Alen Smailagić to the team’s G League affiliate in Santa Cruz. Curry, who has been out since suffering a broken left hand on October 30, will practice with the team in Santa Cruz today. pic.twitter.com/rZjOAHb4iW
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) March 2, 2020
New York Times reporter Scott Cacciola shared a photo on Twitter of Curry with the Santa Cruz team. That led to a funny comment from Kerr, who joked that the Warriors were thinking about signing the kid to a “ten day” contract.
We are thinking hard about a ten day…. https://t.co/M9LYIgkL5W
— Steve Kerr (@SteveKerr) March 3, 2020
10-day contracts are short-term contracts given to players to help out a team during the season. Such players are often borderline NBA guys looking to prove themselves, not two-time league MVPs.
While with Santa Cruz, Curry got to participate in scrimmages while the Warriors took the day off ahead of a road game in Denver.
Curry was originally expected to return to action on Sunday, but that was pushed back, and the MVP guard is now expected to play at some point this month. Curry has only played in four games
Stephen Curry’s return to action will be pushed back a little bit longer.
The Golden State Warriors released an update on Curry’s status Saturday, noting that Curry is participating in full scrimmages but won’t be playing this weekend. The team says Curry should be good to return at some point in March.
Stephen Curry Injury Update: pic.twitter.com/eBwHIhbOgA
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) February 29, 2020
Curry had been targeting Sunday’s game against the Wizards for a possible return, and it was even reported that was the planned date for him to play again. Coach Steve Kerr cast doubt on that, however, and it turns out he was right to do so.
It’s clear that there have been no setbacks and no new issues for Curry as he works his way back from a broken hand. Fans will just have to wait a few weeks longer.
Stephen Curry’s return seems to be imminent, but he may not be 100 percent for awhile longer.
Brandon Payne, Curry’s trainer, said Thursday that the Golden State Warriors star is still working through the nerve issue stemming from his broken hand and that doctors say he could take up to a year to be fully healed. Payne did add however that he does not think there is a risk of re-injury to the hand, per Kerith Burke of NBC Sports.
The former MVP has now missed 54 games and counting with the injury. He had been targeting a Mar. 1 return but now that appears to be in doubt.
Curry will turn 32 next month, and with the 12-46 Warriors in the midst of a lost season, he may only see the floor if the team has no concerns about his long-term health.
A report that Stephen Curry is poised to return Sunday may prove premature.
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Curry may need more scrimmage time before receiving clearance to play. Kerr also refused to put a date on Curry’s return, stating that Tuesday’s report was “news to us.”
Also: Steve Kerr told reporters today Stephen Curry may need more scrimmage time to be cleared, putting Sunday vs. Washington is some doubt. "I think yesterday’s report, which was news to us, is not official," Kerr said. "Nothing’s official. Steph will play when he’s ready to go"
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 26, 2020
Tuesday’s report stated that Curry was set to play against the Washington Wizards on Sunday. This will put that in some doubt. The reality is there just doesn’t appear to be any real clarity on when Curry will make his return. It may be Sunday, but it might not be.
Steph Curry said over the weekend that he was aiming for a March 1 return to action for the Golden State Warriors, and that apparently is going to happen.
Curry is set to play on Sunday against the Washington Wizards, Shams Charania reports. The game would mark Curry’s first since he broke his hand on a fall during an October 30 game.
Curry underwent two surgeries and has been rehabbing since. He has only played in four games this season but will be back for the last six weeks of the season.
The 31-year-old guard is averaging 20.3 points per game this season. The Warriors have the worst record in the league at 12-45, but they would have a much stronger shot of winning games after Curry returns.
Stephen Curry may be back in action before long.
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said Saturday that Curry has been cleared for contact again and went through a scrimmage with the team.
Steph Curry has been fully cleared for contact. He scrimmaged today. Return is nearing. Here’s the full update via Steve Kerr. pic.twitter.com/15HUJIDXMG
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 22, 2020
Curry also spoke with the media and said he is still targeting a March 1 return date, which would be a home game against the Wizards.
Steph Curry on his return target: “It’s always been March 1st.” It’s a home game against the Wizards. Remains the target.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 22, 2020
Curry has only played in four games this season. He broke his hand during a fall in late October and has undergone two surgeries since then.
The Warriors are 12-44, which is the worst record in the league. Even if he returns, they have a long way to go to improve their record this season, which also means their shot at earning a high pick in the draft likely would not be too ruined.