Stephen Curry to Miss Game vs. Grizzlies with Concussion on His Bobblehead Night

Adam FromalNational NBA Featured ColumnistNovember 20, 2013

Nov 18, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) walks in to the locker room with a towel over his head after Utah Jazz power forward Marvin Williams (2) landed on his head during the fourth quarter at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports
Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

Talk about adding insult to injury. 

Stephen Curry has been diagnosed with a mild concussion after the scary fall that he took against the Utah Jazz, and he's been officially ruled out for Wednesday night's contest against the Memphis Grizzlies

You can see the injury here

This was undoubtedly a fluke. Curry has generated an injury-prone reputation, but that's more for the nature of his ankles than anything else. This is different. 

And it gets worse, as revealed by the Dubs' star power forward, David Lee

The priority here should obviously be making sure that Curry is at 100 percent before he steps onto the court. Head injuries should never be taken lightly now that we know more about the potential negative repercussions of concussions. 

But missing a bobblehead giveaway? 

Ouch. That might hurt Curry even more than it did when Marvin Williams landed on him. 

According to the Warriors' official site, the first 10,000 fans are receiving a "commemorative three-point record Stephen Curry bobblehead courtesy of Comcast SportsNet." 

Nov 16, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) points towards the hoop against the Utah Jazz in the second quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Well, it's turned into more of an appreciation/get-well-soon event than a celebration, but it should be special nonetheless for Curry. That many people want to see his head shake up and down incessantly.

And now, the focus turns to winning the game without the best player on the court. 

Against the Grizzlies, the Dubs will be missing Curry, Jermaine O'Neal and Toney Douglas. Memphis will be without Tony Allen, who was suspended for kicking Chris Paul in the face. But, as Carl Steward of the Bay Area News Group writes, this matchup was always going to be decided in the paint: 

This game, as with most games against Memphis, will likely be decided in the paint anyway. And with that in mind, it's still a dynamic matchup considering the way both teams' 4-5 tandems are playing right now. David Lee and Andrew Bogut combined for 22 points and 27 rebounds against the Jazz, while Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol totaled 49 points and 24 boards against the Clippers.

Even without Curry, the contest against Memphis should be an entertaining one. There's still plenty of star power by the Bay, and it's not like Andre Iguodala has looked incapable of running the show as a point guard throughout the early portion of his stint with the Dubs. 

Just don't expect the Warriors to shoot as many threes. 

You can nod your head in approval as you so please, so long as you don't expect Curry to do the same right now. Let his bobblehead do all of that for him.