Steph Curry out Indefinitely After Injuring Foot in Loss To Celtics

Steph Curry is out indefinitely after spraining a ligament in his left foot, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Curry suffered the injury in the second quarter when he and Boston’s Marcus Smart went after a loose ball during the Warriors’ 110-88 shellacking by the Celtics.

An MRI took after the game revealed the extent of his injury.

X-rays came back negative and showed no sign of a fracture or major damage.

Still, coach Steve Kerr and the Warriors staff were critical of Smart’s play.

“I thought it was a dangerous play,” Kerr said. “I thought Marcus dove into Steph, and that’s what I was upset about. A lot of respect for Marcus. He’s a hell of a player, a gamer, a competitor. I coached him in the World Cup a few summers ago. We talked after the game, and we’re good. But I thought it was a dangerous play.”

After the game, the Celtics’ big man addressed the play and said he was just going for the ball.

“I saw the ball, I dove for the ball, trying to make a play,” Smart said. “Unfortunately, that occurred.”

“I hope Steph’s alright.”

Curry’s injury comes after just one game after Draymond Green returned to the lineup renewing Warriors fans’ hopes for a title this season.

“It sucks, but sometimes that’s just how the cookie crumbles,” Green told reporters following the loss. “I expect Marcus Smart to make that play. He plays hard. I can’t call that a dirty play.”

The third-place Warriors are 47-23 and nine games behind the first-place Phoenix Suns.

They’ve lost six of their last ten games with 12 games left in the regular season.

Green acknowledged the team hasn’t had time to play together to build continuity and consistency, and it was a worry, but he still seemed confident about the Warriors’ chances.

Golden State takes on the Spurs next Sunday.