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Video: Steph Curry suffers knee injury-Dr. Parekh

Selene Parekh, M.D.

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Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry suffered a MCL strain and will undergo an MRI. Depending on the severity he could miss 2-6 weeks. Watch below as Dr. Parekh breaks down his expectations:

Selene Parekh, M.D. (also known as the “Fantasy Doctor”) is an orthopaedic surgeon and foremost expert on sports injuries who’s fast becoming the go-to expert for the multibillion dollar fantasy sports industry. His data-driven insights and medical expertise make for powerfully accurate predictions of how anything from common sprains to devastating season-ending injuries will affect players’ careers and the success of millions of fantasy teams. Fantasy sports for Parekh is far more than a hobby: He authored and published two foundational research papers using Fantasy football data to track the epidemiology and outcomes of tendon and ligament ruptures in the NFL. Dr. Parekh joined the North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic and Duke Orthopaedics in 2009, where he is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Prior to his tenure at Duke, Dr. Parekh was a Foot and Ankle Surgeon at the University of North Carolina (UNC). While there, he was integrally involved in the teaching of medical students and residents. Furthermore, he served as the foot and ankle consultant to the Athletic Department, treating many of the well-known UNC athletes. In his current practice, he continues to treat competitive athletes of all levels. A graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Parekh completed his internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and his fellowship in foot and ankle surgery under the direction of some of the leading global authorities at the University of Pennsylvania. The Fantasy Doctor is an avid runner and has completed the Boston Marathon, and in his former life as a high school athletic star, was offered football scholarships from several Ivy League schools and was the recipient of the Brian Piccolo Award. Dr. Parekh is married and he and his wife are the proud parents of three kids.

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Update: Steph Curry broken hand

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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 it is just a metacarpal fracture, then the standard tissue healing guideline of 4-8 weeks is expected for the bone to fully heal.

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 worstcase 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.

Fantasy Implications?

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.

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