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Steph Curry to miss multiple weeks with leg injury, per reports

SAN FRANCISCO — Steph Curry is expected to miss multiple weeks with a lower leg injury, according to reports.

The extent of Curry’s injury is unknown except that he injured his lower left leg after a collision with Mavericks guard McKinley Wright IV in the third quarter of the Warriors’ win against Dallas on Saturday night.

Curry, 34, was ruled out for the remainder of the game. The team medical staff is still reviewing test results to determine how long Curry will be out. That would likely rule Curry out for the remaining five games until the All-Star break. It will also likely rule him out of his ninth All-Star appearance for which he was voted in as a starter.

The All-Star break will also give him nine days without games to recover from his injury; the Warriors return to action on Feb. 23 against the Lakers in Los Angeles.

But the injury throws a curve into the Warriors’ remaining schedule until the break. They are 27-26, slated to play four Western Conference teams over their next five games — including fellow contenders such as Oklahoma City Thunder, Minnesota Timberwolves, Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers — in hopes of breaking out of the middle of the pack.

Curry was placed on the injury report with a contusion on that same left leg heading into Saturday’s game, but was cleared to play. He suffered the initial injury during the Warriors’ loss to Denver on Thursday.

Curry missed 11 games with a partial dislocation in his left shoulder earlier this year. The Warriors went 6-5 over those games. Their first game without Curry will be Monday against the Thunder.

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“If he’s out then you move forward,” coach Steve Kerr said after the Warriors’ win on Saturday. “We do have some games to lean on, some game film to look at and we’ll be ready for OKC regardless.”

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