Stephen Curry Injury: Updates on Warriors Star's Status, Likely Return Date

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Stephen Curry Injury: Updates on Warriors Star's Status, Likely Return Date
USA Today

Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry suffered a scary injury on Monday night when Utah Jazz Forward Marvin Williams fell on top of him and slammed him into the floor.

Updates for Saturday, Nov. 23:

From the Warriors:

 

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Updates for Friday, Nov. 22

From San Francisco Chronicle reporter Rusty Simmons:

From Simmons:

From Lakers.com reporter Mike Trudell:

 

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Updates for Thursday, Nov. 21

From Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle:

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Updates for Tuesday, Nov. 19

The Golden State Warriors have updated Curry's status after last night's injury:

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Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group shared the scene from Salt Lake City:

According to Thompson, Curry laid on his back before being escorted to the locker room:

There's no doubting Curry's incredible talent, but he's been plagued by nagging injuries throughout his five-year NBA career. He only played in 26 games during the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season due to an injured ankle, and it's a problem that's followed him throughout his career.

Here is a GIF of Curry's injury, courtesy of BusinessInsider.com's Cork Gaines:

http://cdn.nextimpulsesports.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/steph.gif

This time it was more of a freak injury that could happen to anybody. Thompson later relayed a statement from the team regarding Curry's injury:

Best-case scenario, Curry just got his bell rung and he'll be able to return shortly. Worst-case scenario, Curry suffered a concussion and might have to miss some time. He talked about the play after the game (via Rusty Simmons of The San Francisco Chronicle): 

While Curry is invaluable to this team, the Warriors are well-equipped to handle his absence. Much of that has to do with the addition of free-agent Andre Iguodala, who has given coach Mark Jackson a forward with the ability to facilitate the offense.

Already this year, Jackson has played Iguodala at the point with Klay Thompson at shooting guard, Harrison Barnes at small forward, David Lee at power forward and Andrew Bogut at center. That lineup has proved to be an effective combination, and could be used more if Curry is forced to miss time.

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