Last night, the Golden State Warriors failed to clinch back-to-back NBA titles, instead losing by 15 points to the Cleveland Cavaliers, sending the series to a Game 6 away from home territory advantage.
On top of the always-unpleasant morning after a loss, reports are emerging that Curry will have to undergo surgery during the off-season. In addition to dealing with an undisclosed ankle injury that has sidelined him for several games in the 2016 playoffs, it’s now been made known that he also has knee and shoulder problems to contend with.
Despite playing inconsistently throughout the Finals, Curry is still a superstar—Game 4 saw him deliver a whopping 38-points as his team crushed the Cavs, making it seem as though the series was all but over.
So far, Curry is laughing off reports that he needs surgery but if there’s one thing I know as a Houston podiatrist, it’s that sports injuries won’t get better on their own. A player like Curry may think he’s helping his career by playing through the pain but, ultimately, such a decision will only lead to further injuries and, most likely, a much shorter career. I can only hope that Curry will seek the medical treatment he needs during the off-season so that he can enjoy a longer, healthier reign as the NBA’s MVP.