Stephen Curry day to day after groin MRI yields ‘encouraging’ results


Warriors fans can exhale now.

Stephen Curry had an MRI on his strained left adductor — what we non-doctors would call a groin strain — and it came back showing no serious damage. Curry is out Saturday but is day-to-day, he’s not going to miss extended time.

Quinn Cook will get the start for Golden State Saturday against a pesky Brooklyn team.

That there is nothing long-term found in the MRI is good news, although expect the Warriors to be cautious with their star here. The average amount of missed time for a groin strain is 10 days, although the severity of it impacts that number so it could be less, reports Jeff Stotts. Groin strains, just like strained hamstrings, can linger. Players think they are healthy and ready to return to full speed before they actually are, then re-injure them in the heat of competition. The Warriors have the cushion in terms of talent to let Curry rest longer and not risk a big step back.

The Warriors without Draymond Green struggled and lost against Milwaukee Thursday. Without Green or Curry on Saturday, it’s a good day to put Kevin Durant on your daily fantasy team, but the Nets play smart, hard, and everyone tough. That game will be no pushover.