Warriors Star Stephen Curry Breaks Left Hand on Hard Fall


Warriors Star Stephen Curry Breaks Left Hand on Hard Fall

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry suffered a broken left hand on Wednesday, the NBA team announced, marking the latest setback in a tough start to the new season for the franchise.

The two-times NBA Most Valuable Player was injured when he landed heavily while driving to the basket during the third quarter of the team’s 121-110 home defeat by the Phoenix Suns.

X-rays confirmed the break but there was no immediate word of how long he might be out of action.

Curry’s injury came as the Warriors fell to 1-3 early in the new season.

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The 2015, 2017 and 2018 NBA champions are struggling to replace Kevin Durant, who has moved to the Brooklyn Nets, and Klay Thompson, out indefinitely as he recovers from a torn knee ligament.

“It’s obviously been a tough start for us on many levels, so just trying to find our footing and obviously this puts us in a tough spot,” head coach Steve Kerr told reporters.

“We’ll meet tomorrow as a staff and watch the film with the team and will discuss all that stuff … We’ll assess it and go from there.”

Curry, 31, was the seventh overall pick in the 2009 draft and has played his entire decade-long career with the Warriors.

He has been the face of the franchise, leading the team from the cellar to five straight NBA Finals.