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" I definitely expect to be ready to play," Curry told reporters Monday. " I don't know when, but at one point in the early spring. It's just a matter of the rehab process."
The six-time All-Star underwent surgery on November 1. , with the warriors confirming he will be out for at least three months before doctors reassess his recovery.
Carrying an acting role on his left hand, Curry also said on Monday that there would be another procedure in December to remove some pins from his hand and look to join the team on the road starting in January .
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Here's Steph Curry discussing when he plans to return and the complex nature of the injury to his arm https://t.co/bblfAirs10 records19659010: 11In the midst of Curry's severity and the sorry state of the Warriors at the moment, some wondered if Golden State could choose to keep it until the end of the year. A series of seven straight playoff appearances is in serious jeopardy.
A source told Rich Bucher that the two-time MVP may not return, " not because he would not be physically incapacitated, but because there would probably be no competitive reason to release him again."
At 2-8, the reigning Western Conference champions were last in the Western Conference. Monte Poole of NBC Sports noted that this is the worst start of franchising under the ownership regime of Joe Lacob and Peter Huber.
When it comes to his recovery, Curry may look out of the regular season of the NBA.
He confirmed in September – before the injury – that he plans to represent the United States at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. Even if only for a handful, the return of the court will allow him to shake off the rust before training with Team USA before the Olympics.