Curry set to miss multiple weeks after Warriors star suffers leg injury
Stephen Curry looks set for a potentially lengthy spell on the sidelines after it was confirmed the Golden State Warriors star had suffered multiple tears in his left leg.
The two-time NBA MVP was forced off in the third quarter of Saturday's 119-113 win against the Dallas Mavericks at Chase Center.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr acknowledged he was concerned over the outcome of a subsequent MRI for the point guard after the game.
Now, the team's fears have been realised with the confirmation Curry has suffered a significant leg injury and his ruled out for the foreseeable future.
"An MRI last night confirmed that Stephen Curry suffered partial tears to his superior tibiofibular ligaments and interosseous membrane as well as a contusion to his lower leg," read a statement.
"He will not play in tomorrow’s game and additional clarity on a potential timeline will be established in the coming days."
Curry had posted 21 points, seven assists and six rebounds before his exit on Saturday, just two days after hurting his left knee against the Denver Nuggets.
The four-time NBA champion missed 11 games through a shoulder injury earlier this season, and his absence will be a blow to the Warriors once again.
With an average of 29.4 points per game this season, Curry is ninth in the NBA and leads the way for his team, ahead of Klay Thompson (20.8) and Jordan Poole (20.5)
The Warriors sit seventh in the Western Conference with a 27-26 winning record to date, and next face the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday.