Sources: Stephen Curry has MCL injury

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry has been diagnosed with an medial collateral ligament injury to his left knee, with an MRI coming on Saturday, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Initial tests on Curry’s knee showed a degree of an MCL injury, which will be determined fully in the MRI, sources said.

Curry suffered the injury in Friday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks, his first game back after missing six games with a right ankle sprain.

Curry, a two-time NBA MVP, had 29 points and seven rebounds in 25 minutes against the Hawks before leaving with his knee injury. For Curry, this will be the second time dealing with an MCL injury, having missed two weeks with an MCL sprain in the 2016 postseason.

Golden State has been cautious dealing with player injuries this season and is currently without All-Stars Kevin Durant (incomplete rib fracture), Draymond Green (pelvic contusion) and Klay Thompson (thumb fracture) and Omri Casspi (ankle sprain). Curry has been a pillar for the franchise, leading the Warriors to two NBA championships.

Stephen Curry (right) warms up with assistant coach Bruce Fraser before the Warriors’ game against the Hawks. (AP)
Stephen Curry (right) warms up with assistant coach Bruce Fraser before the Warriors’ game against the Hawks. (AP)

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