Stephen Curry Injury: Updates on Warriors Star's Leg and Return

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent IIIMarch 5, 2014

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Updates from Thursday, March 6

Rusty Simmons of The San Francisco Chronicle provides the latest update on Steph Curry's status for Friday night's game against the Atlanta Hawks

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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry exited Wednesday's road game against the Boston Celtics with soreness in his right leg.

Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle reported the news of Curry's ailment, which occurred after the Warriors had already built a sizable lead at TD Garden:

Simmons provided an update after the game:

Even though he's added strength in recent years, the 25-year-old star still sports a rather slender frame and gets banged up quite a bit.

Before leaving the floor, Curry had logged 22 minutes and scored 14 points to go with three rebounds, four assists and a steal. Turnovers have been a bit of a problem for Curry this season, yet he didn't have one in leading a strong Golden State offensive push, even in matching up with Celtics star Rajon Rondo.

Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated decried Boston for how easily the home team allowed the Warriors to get to the rim, implying their effort just wasn't there:

Hard to argue given those numbers, along with the physical grind the Warriors' recent schedule has dictated. That could also be a contributing factor to Curry's right leg soreness.

Curry is such an integral part of what Golden State does, and this seems like a rather minor injury. At least that's the hope, because any chance the Warriors have of contending for a championship in the playoffs rests on Curry's playmaking ability and the excitement he ignites in his teammates and fans alike.