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

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

With the Warriors up 15, Curry passed Bulls star DeMar DeRozan and was fouled by 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 her hand.

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

“Yeah, anything involving the hand, especially the right hand, worries you a bit,” Curry told reporters after the game. “But the feeling is back, the strength is back. It hurts, but it will be fine.”

Curry believes he is avoiding a serious injury, but admitted he had flashbacks to Oct. 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 hit, shutting down the sports world.

“I had PTSD two years ago when I landed,” Curry said. “I felt a bit the same, but I’ll get it checked out and figured out. Should be fine.”

Curry ended up playing just under 10 minutes in the second quarter and capped the period with a 3-pointer that gave the Warriors a 78-47 halftime lead.

Considering Curry played nine minutes after halftime, that suggests nothing serious. But the Warriors will know for sure once they take a look at his hand on Saturday.

RELATED: Warriors’ Turnaround at Bulls Makes History After Loss to Bucks

The Warriors will spend the night in Chicago before heading to Minnesota for a showdown with the Timberwolves on Sunday.

Leave a Comment