Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry was dealing with an injury to his left leg before returning to the court Saturday night against the Denver Nuggets. He would reaggravate the injury and did not return to the game. However, he is ready to return to the lineup.
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Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle reported Curry's MRI revealed no structural damage.
Curry has swelling and bruising on his left shin, general manager Bob Myers said on 95.7 The Game (via Diamond Leung of Bay Area News Group).
Warriors' Depth Tested in Curry's Absence
Curry has been a workhorse for the Warriors in each of the last three seasons, appearing in at least 78 regular-season games during that span. He has somehow improved on his MVP campaign from last year with an NBA-best 30.5 points per game this year.
The 27-year-old suffered a scary fall in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets last season, but he returned to the contest late in the third quarter after going through two concussion protocol tests.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and interim boss Luke Walton have a strong team on both sides of the ball. Curry's absence showed the rest of the team how to play without its star through stellar defenders such as Andrew Bogut.