Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is expected to miss “a few weeks” with a left shoulder injury, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Warriors announced Thursday that Curry suffered a left shoulder sprain but did not give a return time. Curry suffered the injury with 2:04 left in the third quarter of Wednesday’s loss to the Pacers when Smith drove to the hoop and tried to strip Jalen Smith of the ball.
Curry immediately grabs his left shoulder and continues to grab it as he runs down the court. The Warriors then called a timeout and were watched by two coaches on the bench. A few minutes later, Curry returned to the locker room and was officially ruled out of the game in the fourth quarter.
On Thursday, he underwent an MRI scan to confirm the injury.
Curry finished the game with 38 points – nearly half of his 80 points at the time of the injury – on 11-of-19 shooting, five 3s and a perfect 11-11 from the free throw line. On the season, he averaged 30.0 points and 6.8 assists while shooting 50% from the field and 43.4% from 3.
Golden State fell to 14-15 with Wednesday’s loss.
ESPN’s Kendra Andrews contributed to this story.