The thought of losing Curry – the team’s best player and also one of the greatest NBA players alive – this close to the playoffs is a terrifying thought.
Warriors fans were waiting anxiously to hear the results from the medical team.
Those results have finally returned and they come with good and bad news.
Warriors star Stephen Curry has been diagnosed with a sprained ligament in left foot that will sideline him indefinitely, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. X-rays on the foot returned negative Wednesday night – meaning no fracture or major damage, a sigh of relief.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 17, 2022
Shams Charania says that Curry has been diagnosed with a sprained ligament in his left foot and will be sidelined from the game indefinitely.
However, the good news is that X-rays on the foot returned negative, meaning that there was no fracture or major damage.
So while Curry will definitely miss a few weeks due to this injury, he won’t be out forever and will likely return as the playoffs begin.
But can the Warriors survive during that time without him?
The Warriors’ Road Ahead
The Warriors are currently the third team in the West with a record of 47-23.
They are just one game behind the second-place Grizzlies and nine behind the top-seeded Phoenix Suns.
Meanwhile, the fourth-seed Utah Jazz and fifth-seed Dallas Mavericks are just 3.5 games behind the Warriors.
All of this means Golden State is very close to overtaking the second seed…but also very close to falling to the fourth or fifth seed.
The Warriors have some teams they can defeat in the weeks ahead (such as the San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers, Sacramento Kings, and Orlando Magic) but they also have some stiff competition in games against the Miami Heat, Grizzlies, Suns, and Jazz.
Without Curry, the Warriors are going to need to step it up in a huge way in order to stay exactly where they are in the standings.