Warriors in a ‘tough spot’ after Stephen Curry suffers broken hand


filipfoto/iStock(SAN FRANCISCO) — A hard fall resulted in a broken left hand for Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry. The incident occurred during Wednesday’s 121-110 loss to the Phoenix Suns, ESPN reports. With 8 minutes, 31 seconds remaining in the third quarter, Curry, 31, collided with Suns player Aron Baynes, who fell on Curry’s hand while trying to take a charge. Curry was slow to get up after the collision, and tried to stay in the game. He was forced to exit the game when he could not take free throws after the foul called on Baynes. Warriors center Willie Cauley-Stein took the free throws for Curry after his exit.

Steph Curry heads to the locker room with an apparent wrist injury after taking a scary fall. pic.twitter.com/xt4fgp6Y4U

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Curry will undergo an MRI and CT scan, which will determine whether surgery on the broken hand is necessary, Warriors general manager Bob Myers told ESPN.However, a source has informed ESPN that Curry has a fracture in the second metacarpal — the bone below the hand’s index finger.The Warriors have been dealing with several setbacks stemming from team injuries. Klay Thompson is recovering from an ACL injury, and a neuropathic condition is keeping Kevon Looney benched for at least three more games. Now Curry’s broken hand undoubtedly puts the team “in a tough spot,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after Wednesday’s game. “So we’ll assess it, and we’ll go from there,” Kerr said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.