Saturday January 2nd, 2016

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is questionable for Monday night’s home game against the Charlotte Hornets with a left shin contusion, the team announced. He reinjured his left shin in his return from injury against the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night.

Curry did not play after halftime of Golden State’s 111–108 OT win after reaggravating the injury. His left shin caused him to miss Golden State’s Wednesday-Thursday back-to-back against Dallas and Houston this week. He played 14 minutes in his return to the court Saturday, scoring five points and making four assists. 

The defending champion and reigning MVP told reporters earlier Saturday his shin had healed some, but that he was still dealing with some pain and swelling throughout his leg. He previously said he thought he would play Thursday against the Rockets, until the injury flared up right before the game. Curry added that he’d “turned the corner” in terms of his rehab.

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The Warriors are 31–2 on the season and 1–1 without Curry, falling 114–91 to the Mavericks Wednesday and bouncing back 114–110 against the Rockets. Curry is averaging a league-high 29.7 points this season to go with 6.4 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 2.2 steals.

Golden State hosts Charlotte at 10:30 ET.

Jeremy Woo

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