The Golden State Warriors will be without their start point guard Stephen Curry when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.
Curry was diagnosed with a mild concussion after suffering a head injury in Monday night’s win over the Jazz, the Warriors announced.
Curry suffered a hit to the head in the fourth quarter when he dove for a loose ball with Marvin Williams, and Williams wound up falling on top of Curry’s head while the Warriors’ guard was lying facedown on the ground. Curry stayed down for a bit, and eventually walked off the court into the locker room under his own power.
Afterwards, Curry told the media that he was “fine,” and just had a “pretty nasty headache.”
“I hadn’t had any kind of concussion episodes before, so when it first hit, it rung my bell pretty hard. I haven’t seen it on tape, but the way it felt, it was definitely pretty serious,” he told Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle. “When you go from feeling to really good to getting your head smacked into the ground, it shocks you a little bit.”
With backup point guard Toney Douglas also out with an injury, the Warriors will likely turn to Andre Iguodala to play the point and have Harrison Barnes start. Neither reserves Kent Bazemore nor Nemanja Nedovic have proven that they are ready to receive more minutes.
Coincidentally, Wednesday also happens to be Curry’s bobblehead night at Oracle Arena.