Fans of the Golden State Warriors were left holding their breath on Wednesday night.
Horford isn’t a small guy – he’s 240 pounds – and all the weight and pressure on a knee can lead to a serious injury.
Sure enough, Curry looked hurt and there was fear he’d leave the game – and possibly the rest of the Finals.
Steph Curry: "I'll be all right. Got caught underneath Al." Said he's in pain. Same foot sprain that he suffered against Boston earlier this season, but "not as bad". Said he doesn't believe he will miss Game 4.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) June 9, 2022
Following the game, Curry commented on the injury and seemed like he was ready to fight on.
“I’ll be all right,” he said.
Curry added that he definitely felt some pain and that it’s not as bad as the foot sprain he had earlier in the season.
Most importantly, Curry said he didn’t think he’d miss Game 4, which is music to the ears of Warriors fans everywhere.
Life Without Curry
Make no mistake: losing Curry would be devastating to the Warriors.
Right now, he is the leading scorer in the Finals.
In fact, if the Warriors win this series, he will most certainly claim his first Finals MVP trophy.
If he were to exit the series, even for just one game, the Warriors could be set back in a massive way.
While it sounds like that won’t happen, it remains to be seen what impact this injury will have on Curry.
He may be slower than he was – he might even be limited with the number of minutes he can play.
Either of those things will harm Golden State.
The team has some other solid players on the squad but no one is shining like Curry right now.
Golden State needs Curry to be playing like he usually does and this injury could get in the way of that.