After returning from a sprained right ankle, Golden State’s superstar Stephen Curry suffered another injury in his team’s Game 4 win against the Houston Rockets on Sunday. An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) on Monday revealed a Grade 1 MCL (medial collateral ligament) sprain in his right knee.
He will sit out for two weeks and will probably miss the rest of the games against the Rockets and the second round action against the Los Angeles Clippers or Portland Trailblazers, if his team manages to end the series with Houston early.
He missed Games 2 and 3 before returning for Game 4. Curry suffered the injury in a scrambling sequence in the first half. He appeared to have slipped on a wet spot while guarding Trevor Ariza and banged his right knee on the floor. He was seen holding his knee after the slip.
Fans let out a sigh of relief when he stood up, albeit limping to the sidelines. He returned to the bench in the second half, but he was reduced to a mere spectator as his team went on to win the game and post a 3-1 series lead against Houston. The Warriors will have a chance to finish off the Rockets in Game 5 at home.
There is no guarantee that Curry can immediately play after two weeks. The Warriors’ fans could only hope that the Clippers-Trailblazers series be extended to give enough recovery time for their injured MVP.