Gordon Hayward (broken hand) headed for surgery?
Update: Steph Curry broken hand
As of last night Steph Curry has fractured a metacarpal
CT Scan this morning will dictate if there is more damaged than expected
What is the Severity?
Steph Curry’s injury is interesting because there are many joints here at play. The CT scan and MRI will dictate the severity of it.
If he also fractured his radius via the metacarpal pushing on the radius falling down then it will be longer time line closer to 8 weeks and require surgery.
The worst–case scenario is if he fracture his scaphoid. The Scaphoid has very poor blood supply and that takes a long time to heal and will be in cast for prolonged period of time.
Will go over the best case scenario which is a metacarpal fracture.
What is a metacarpal?
The metacarpals are the longs bones connecting your wrist to your knuckles.
How is it injured?
Usually injuries to the wrist and carpals are due to catching yourself from a fall or landing on it like Steph Curry did.
What are the signs and symptoms?
Pain, Bruising, swelling, inability to move the hand, sometimes deformity
What is the prognosis?
The prognosis if it is just a metacarpal fracture will be around 4-8 weeks. However, if there is more involvement that requires surgery it will take longer.
The good news about his injury was that it was on his non-dominant hand (left) so we won’t have to worry about his shooting.
What is the rehab?
Once cleared for physical therapy rehabilitation will focus on secondary impairments from immobilization and the injury itself. This would include mobility of all joints involved, soft tissue flexibility, strengthening throughout his upper extremity kinetic chain, grip strength, and reintegration to basketball specific activities.
With Steph Curry being out for at least 4 weeks look at D’Angelo Russell to take more control and more shot meaning better fantasy value. Also look into adding Jordan Poole to start having more minutes and an add in deep fantasy leagues.