Stephen Curry‘s return to action lasted all of 14 minutes Saturday night against the Nuggets. After missing the previous two games due to a shallow shin injury, Curry was finally back in the lineup. Unfortunately, he re-injured his shin in the second quarter, and was kept out of the rest of the game. Here’s Ethan Sherwood Strauss of ESPN with more from Steph:
Curry confirmed it was a reinjury of his earlier bruise and said he was hit “right in the same spot, playing defense. It’s funny. I guess whenever you hurt something, you try to play through a little bit of discomfort and try to get out there, something happens. Just got to deal with it.”
The Warriors were already dealing with several other injuries, so when Curry left the game for good, it left the defending champions with just six healthy players. Nonetheless, the champs persevered, beating the Nuggets, 111-108, in overtime behind Draymond Green’s monstrous 29-point, 17-rebound, 14-assist triple-double — his league-leading fifth of the season.
Curry’s status for Monday’s game against the Charlotte Hornets is up in the air, though he said that this re-injury wasn’t as bad as the initial one.