Steph Curry avoided major hand injury, had PTSD after fall vs. Bulls

Steph Curry and the Warriors start early in the second quarter of their win over the Chicago Bulls on Friday.

With the Warriors 15 up front, Curry drove past Bulls star DeMar DeRozan and got an error from Lonzo Ball on a layup attempt. But Curry fell to the ground and landed on his right hand. He was in immediate pain and spent time holding and shaking his hand.

Curry briefly missed the first free throw, but swept the second. He stayed in the game and continued playing after the break.

“Yeah, anything to do with the hand, especially the right one, worry a little bit,” Curry told reporters after the game. “But the feeling came back, the strength came back. It hurts, but I’ll be fine.”

Curry believes he has avoided a serious injury but admitted he had flashbacks to October 30, 2019 when he broke his left hand in a fall against the Phoenix Suns. Curry missed most of the 2019-20 season before returning for one game in March. Then the coronavirus pandemic struck and the sports world shut down.

“I had some PTSD from two years ago when I landed,” Curry said. Felt kind of the same, but I’m going to get it looked at and find out. Should be fine.’

Curry went on to play just under 10 minutes into the second quarter, finishing the period with a three-pointer that gave the Warriors a 78-47 lead at halftime.

Given that Curry played nine minutes after halftime, this suggests that nothing serious is going on. But the Warriors will know for sure when they look at his hand on Saturday.

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The Warriors will spend the night in Chicago before heading to Minnesota on Sunday to face the Timberwolves.

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