Reports: Mavericks’ Seth Curry set for season-ending surgery
DALLAS (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the decision says Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry will have surgery for a stress fracture in his lower left leg, an injury that has sidelined him all season.
This echoes what ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski had reported earlier in the day.
Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry will have season-ending surgery on his left tibia, league sources tell ESPN. Recovery process is expected to take 12-14 weeks, and Curry is expected to be fully recovered and on the court by the start of July 1 free agency.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 2018
The season-ending procedure is planned because the injury wasn’t healing fast enough on its own, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the surgery hasn’t been announced.
The surgery will likely be this week, the person said, and the younger brother of Golden State star Stephen Curry is expected to be ready for next season.
Dallas had planned to start Curry alongside rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr., the No. 9 pick in last year’s draft. The 27-year-old was coming off his best season, averaging 12.8 points and shooting 43 percent from 3-point range in his first season with the Mavericks in 2016-17.