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 got past Bulls star DeMar DeRozan and Lonzo Ball fouled him 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 whistled the second. He stayed in the game and continued to play after halftime.

“Yeah, anything that involves the hand, especially the right hand, you worry about 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 will avoid serious injury, but he did admit 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 world of sports.

“I had PTSD for two years when I landed,” Curry said. “I kind of felt the same way, but I’m going to have them check it out and find out. It 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, it suggests there’s nothing seriously wrong. But the Warriors will know for sure once they take a look at his hand on Saturday.

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

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