Curry out at least two weeks with MCL sprain

It’s unlikely Warriors guard Stephen Curry will be on the court during game time for the next three weeks.

An MRI was performed on Curry’s right knee Monday morning, and revealed a grade 1 MCL sprain, which is about as good of news as could be expected after the reigning MVP slipped before halftime Sunday in Houston.

The injury occurred seconds before halftime of Game 4 of the first round of the playoffs, and the team said Curry will be reevaluated in two weeks. It’s more probable than not, though, that Curry miss three weeks or more, according to various medical professionals who spoke with SFBay.

The MCL, or medial collateral ligament, is a band of tissue that down the inner portion of the knee and its primary purpose is to keep the knee from hyper-extending inward.

Warriors general manager Bob Myers said that the preferred treatment method is simple: ice and rest. But he also refused to rule out the possibility of platelet rich plasma injections that could help expedite the healing process.

Myers added:

“It’s a sprain — we all recover from sprains differently. My body’s different than all of yours. You sprain something on your body, it might take me two weeks, it might take you one week, it might take you three weeks.”

The Warriors have yet to rule out the possibility that Curry could be ready in two weeks, but by the sound of Myers’ tune, their medical staff has reiterated what a few in the sports medicine community have told SFBay.

It will likely be three weeks or more before Curry returns to the floor for a game.


Jason Leskiw is SFBay’s Golden State Warriors beat writer. Follow @SFBay and @LeskiwSFBay on Twitter and at SFBay.ca for full coverage of Warriors basketball.