The question on everyone's mind today is: Will Steph Curry return this season?
The Warriors star broke his hand against the Phoenix Suns and will be re-evaluated in February after undergoing surgery. On Friday, Bleacher Report's Ric Bucher reported that it is "unlikely" that Curry returns to play this season, a report the Warriors quickly shot down.
Steve Kerr says he has “no idea” where the report that Stephen Curry would be out for the season came from. He said that Curry will be re-evaluated in Feb. and will play if healthy no matter what. Called the report a “head scratcher” pic.twitter.com/R0moHQqk5m— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) November 8, 2019
Curry's personal trainer Brandon Payne went on NBC Sports NBA Insider Tom Haberstroh's "The Habershow Podcast" and discussed a number of things, from why Steph doesn't like running a lot of high pick-and-rolls to the timetable for Curry's return. Since the injury is to Curry's hand and not an area where injuries are more common (i.e. ankle, knee), Payne is unsure when Curry will be able to return to the court.
"I know he wants to," Payne told Haberstroh of Curry returning this season. "It's all going to depend on how this rehab process plays out. It's three months to reevaluation and then at that point, we'll have a better idea of the timeline and what he can and can't do. Those first few weeks are going to be critical in just how the movement comes back in the wrist and how the hand responds to the activity."
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The Warriors likely will be out of the playoff picture by the time Curry is ready to return, but there's no doubt he will want to play if healthy.