The team is not having a good season, and Curry has not been having a good time watching it all from the sidelines. Over 4 months ago, he broke his left hand and his absence from the court ever since seems to have broken the team’s successful streak over the last few years along with it.
But finally, he’s getting ready to head back out – just in time to play against the Toronto Raptors.
Curry incurred the injury late 2019 when Phoenix Suns center Aron Baynes collided with Curry under the basket, whose hand was smashed underneath the weight. After one surgery in November for repairs and another following in December to remove the pins from his hands, he’s spent his time since recovering on the bench.
The two-time MVP has been impatient to get back on the court, and watching his team make their way to last place in the West Conference has probably been more painful than any broken bone. Although there was no getting out of the 58 games he ended up missing in order to recover, he’s been begging to play almost the entire time.
Now, it’s finally his time to shine. But does he even have a chance at redeeming his team after so many losses?
To him, that’s all besides the point. No matter what happens, he just wants to be on the court where he belongs, and help his team shine as much as they can.
“It feels good,” Curry said Feb. 22 after being cleared for contact. “It’s been a long three-and-a-half-plus months, whatever it is. Just trying to understand all the different checkpoints I had to try and get through to get to this point and then what’s left, but this is the fun part, I guess, where you get to actually play basketball and worry about what happens in between the lines and not so much the specific rehab parts. It’s nice to get out there with my guys and play and keep moving forward.”