Kevin Durant: ‘It was tough’ to see Steph Curry suffer broken hand
Kevin Durant said Thursday morning that “it was tough” to watch former teammate Stephen Curry break his hand on Wednesday night.
Durant, making an appearance on ESPN’s “First Take,” indicated he was watching the Golden State Warriors’ 121-110 loss to the Phoenix Suns when Curry suffered the injury.
Kevin Durant Talks About Steph Curry Breaking His Hand Last Night During The Suns Game On First Take pic.twitter.com/hFzKumzgYo— 2Cool2Blog (@2Cool2BIog) October 31, 2019
“I mean, luckily it wasn’t anything more serious than that,” Durant said. “You know, especially seeing Klay [Thompson] out for the whole season, myself out for the whole year.
“So, I’m sure he’ll be back playing again, but it was tough to see him just break his hand on TV. I mean, he’s been doing so much, and the team is still transitioning. And it’s a new group and a young group. Always trying to do so much and having him out is going to be tough for them to sustain. So, hopefully he gets back and gets healthy.”
Curry suffered the injury when Suns center Aron Baynes landed on his hand after he went down on the court on a drive to the hoop.
Steph Curry heads to the locker room with an apparent wrist injury after taking a scary fall. pic.twitter.com/xt4fgp6Y4U— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) October 31, 2019
Curry is scheduled for undergo a CT scan to determine whether or not surgery will be required on his hand, according to the AP’s Janie McCauley, leaving any timetable for his recovery unclear at this time.
The Warriors are now without their two best players, as Klay Thompson is out for an extended period following ACL surgery. Things are looking pretty bleak for Golden State, and it’s not surprising Durant feels bad for his former teammate, regardless of how things ended for him with the Warriors.