Despite his team getting off to a slow start, Warriors star Stephen Curry said Monday that he is planning on returning to the court later this season.
“I definitely expect to be ready to play, I don’t know when, but at some point early spring,” Curry said. “It’s just a matter of the rehab process.”
Curry had surgery to repair his broken left hand on Nov. 1. He broke his hand just four games into the 2019-20 season against the Suns when he collided with center Aron Baynes while driving to the rim.
He told reporters Monday that he will have to get a second surgery in December to remove some of the pins in his left hand.
Curry's comments come less than a week after Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher reported a team source said Curry’s "fracture was worse than originally thought.”
The Warriors quickly denied that claim, with a team source calling the report, "complete hogwash." Golden State head coach Steve Kerr added that the initial report was a "head-scratcher" when asked about it.
The team maintains Curry will be re-evaluated after three months.
Klay Thompson will also miss a majority of the season, or potentially all of it, while recovering from a torn ACL.
Golden State enters Monday night tied with the worst record in the NBA.