The battered Golden State Warriors suffered another devastating blow Wednesday evening after star-point guard Stephen Curry broke his left hand in the fall of the third quarter.
The double MVP and six-time All-Star took the lead with just over eight minutes left on the left side of the field. Curry went online, but was blocked by the Phoenix Suns by Kelly Oubre Jr. and Aron Baynes, and landed at 260 pounds straight above.
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The 31-year-old veteran grimaced and seemed to grasp his fingers before leaving the field with his head bowed.
General Manager Bob Myers told ESPN that Curry is scheduled for an MRI and CT scan on Thursday. The results of these scars determine if surgery is required. However, one source told the network that Curry had suffered a fracture of the second metacarpal bone in his left hand.
Head coach Steve Kerr said the team is in a "difficult situation" with their recent injury, alluding to the already lackluster list.
Golden State has struggled since Kevin Durant's departure for Brooklyn. This was followed by the news that Klay Thompson may be out of action for the entire season as he recovers from surgery this summer to repair a torn ACL in his left knee.
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A longer curry loss would be a big blow to a team of relatively young players.
"Of course it hurts to know that Steph Curry is down," newcomer Eric Paschall said, making his first career start and scoring a team high of 20 points. "This is a very, very valuable part of our team, but I think we will stay positive."
Kerr said a guilty Baynes approached him after the match. 19659004] "Aron Baynes came after the game and just wanted to know how Steph is doing," Kerr said. "You realized he was feeling really bad, it's just an accidental basketball game, so something happens."
Associated Press has contributed to this report.