Steph Curry suffers shoulder subluxation, out for weeks
Welp that will be several weeks out and, unless the young ones grow up fast, a BIG hole in the standings to overcome to get back to the playoffs.
I suppose it could have been worse? He should be back before All-Star Break, maybe sooner.
If the Warriors can hang around the edge of the Play-in, they will have a shot to make a run into the Playoffs and be the team no one wants to face. If they crater, we might be doing a Draft Lottery profile on Victor W.
Fri, Dec 16 @Philadelphia 4:30 PM
Sun, Dec 18 @Toronto 3:00 PM
Tue, Dec 20 @New York 4:30 PM
Wed, Dec 21 @Brooklyn 4:30 PM
Sun, Dec 25 vsMemphis 5:00 PM
Tue, Dec 27 vsCharlotte 7:00 PM
Wed, Dec 28 vsUtah 7:00 PM
Fri, Dec 30 vsPortland 7:00 PM
Mon, Jan 2 vsAtlanta 7:00 PM
Wed, Jan 4 vsDetroit 7:00 PM
Sat, Jan 7 vsOrlando 5:30 PM
Tue, Jan 10 vsPhoenix 7:00 PM
Fri, Jan 13 @San Antonio 4:30 PM
Sun, Jan 15 @Chicago 12:30 PM
Mon, Jan 16 @Washington 12:00 PM
Thu, Jan 19 @Boston 4:30 PM
Fri, Jan 20 @Cleveland 4:30 PM
Sun, Jan 22 vsBrooklyn 5:30 PM
Wed, Jan 25 vsMemphis 7:00 PM
Fri, Jan 27 vsToronto 7:00 PM
4 weeks puts us right in the middle of that Jan 13- 19 hell road trip, so I am guessing they will bring Steph back Jan 22. That would be 17 games, 9 on the road. If they split the home games and lose all the road games, that would be 4-13 putting them at 18-28.
Last year, the Spurs got into the Play-in 10 games under .500. Two years back, SAS got in 6 games under .500. So 10 games under is not enough to rule out the Play-in, but it would be uphill, esp with so many teams bunched around the middle this year.
Interesting times ahead…
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In my 76 years, I've had 3 shoulder injuries. Nothing else has ever hurt that bad. Your arm just hangs there uselessly with no comfortable position. Even after the acute pain is gone, the shoulder will be weak. My injuries were different from Steph's & he's still relatively young, so perhaps he'll heal faster than I did.
My injuries. ~age & recovery time.
40: R shoulder bursitis (RSI) from playing volleyball. Cortisone shot ended the pain, but a few weeks to regain strength
71: Burst calcium deposit in R shoulder, possibly from earlier injury or from slamming into walls on the racket ball court decades earlier. Had to suck it out with a needle, then weeks of strengthening work.
74: Tripped & jammed my R shoulder (possible subluxation?) when I fully extended my arm to catch myself against a wall. Less painful than the others. Didn't seek treatment for a few months. Once I did, a couple months of PT. It's still not 100%, but I'm lazy about continuing the work & not a pro athlete.
We've lost at full strength to weirder rosters than the ones Golden State will be using. My preview: https://dubnationhq.com/p/time-to-tank-or-tread-water