Steph Curry To Sit Out "Multiple Weeks" With Latest Injury

In a huge blow to the Golden State Warriors' playoff seeding prospects, superstar Steph Curry has suffered a leg injury that will keep him out until late this month at least.

Curry has suffered partial tears to his superior tibiofibular ligaments and interosseous membrane as well as a contusion in lower left leg. He will be out until at least after the All-Star Break, which is Feb. 19th. The Warriors are expected to have a better understanding on the timeline for a return in the coming days, according to Insider Adrian Wojnarowski. 

He exited Saturday night's game in the 3rd quarter after banging knees with Dallas Mavericks guard McKinley Wright IV. He limped back to the locker room and had an X-ray, which proved negative. 

According to Warriors beat writer CJ Holmes, the good news is that the MRI results today showed that Curry did avoid serious structural damage in his lower left knee. But "caution, pain tolerance and an eventual return to conditioning once that pain subsides will keep the 34-year-old out" for multiple weeks.

Curry already missed 11 games in December and January because of a left shoulder subluxation. The Warriors went 6-5 in his absence. They're currently in a precarious position in 7th spot in the tightly cramped Western Conference standings. They're just 1.5 games out of 12th spot, but also only 2.5 back of the 3-seed.