Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors appears to be committed to playing in the 2020 Olympic Games despite injury concerns.
The last four months have been tough for Stephen Curry. Nerve damage in his fractured left hand has caused him to miss 58 games before rejoining the Golden State Warriors earlier this week. Even so, Curry still plans to compete in the 2020 Olympics.
Team USA has been gearing up for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The squad will be looking to capture its fourth consecutive Gold Medal.
For Curry, this would serve as his first appearance in the Olympics. The two-time gold medalist has helped lead Team USA to two Fiba World Championships but has yet to compete on the biggest stage in the world.
His last opportunity was in 2016 but a lingering injury from the NBA Playoffs held him back. This year, his concerns are similar, as the potential for his hand injury to halt his Olympic dreams are haunting.
Curry told reporters that playing this summer is still the goal for him. However, the next 20 games of the season will be key in his decision. If everything goes as planned, Curry will make his trip to Tokyo in a few months.
Earlier this year, Team USA announced its 44 finalists to potentially play this summer. Some names that could be playing alongside Curry include LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard and Anthony Davis.
This dream team lineup would be one of the strongest Team USA has put out in quite some time. Of course, Curry’s inclusion in this once in a lifetime opportunity all rides on whether or not he can fully recover from his injury.
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Winning a gold medal would be beautiful. However, Curry must prioritize his own health and ensure he is ready to go next season as the Warriors target another championship run.