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Golden State’s Steph Curry ‘making good progress’

The struggling Golden State Warriors will limp on without Stephen Curry, who is not going to play again in 2022.

Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors

Stephen Curry will not return to action in the next two weeks, although the Golden State Warriors say their star man is “making good progress”.

Reigning NBA Finals MVP Curry suffered a shoulder subluxation earlier this month and was initially ruled out for “a few weeks”.

The four-time champion refused to put a more accurate timeline on his recovery, but Warriors fans now know he will be missing for another fortnight.

An update from the Warriors, published on Christmas Eve, read: “Stephen Curry, who suffered a subluxation of his left shoulder on December 14 at Indiana and has missed the team’s last four games, was recently re-evaluated.

“The re-evaluation indicated that Stephen is making good progress. He will be re-evaluated again in two weeks.”

Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors
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Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State WarriorsSTACY REVEREAFP

The Warriors won the title last season but have struggled in 2022-23, with a losing record (15-18) for only the second time in the past 10 years. The other occasion saw Curry play only five games in 2019-20 (15-50).

Golden State are 14-12 with Curry in the team this season but 1-6 without him. Since his rookie season, they are 559-293 with Curry and 68-136 without him.

Despite the Warriors’ relatively ordinary record even with Curry on the court this year, he is enjoying a fine individual season statistically.

The 34-year-old is averaging 30.0 points for only the third time in his career, while his 6.8 assists are his most since 2014-15 and his 6.6 rebounds represent a clear career high.

Only in his second MVP season in 2015-16 (50.4 per cent) has Curry shot more efficiently from the floor (50.0 per cent).