Stephen Curry: Golden State Warriors star out for three months after hand surgery
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has been ruled out for at least three months after having surgery on a broken hand.
The two-time NBA most valuable player suffered the injury when he was driving to the basket in Wednesday's 121-110 defeat at the Phoenix Suns.
The Warriors said the 31-year-old is expected to make a full recovery.
Curry has averaged 20.3 points, five rebounds and 6.5 assists in the Warriors four games so far this season.
However the team who have reached the NBA finals for five years running have struggled in early season, suffering losses to the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers as well as the Suns.
The team were already without another star player in Klay Thompson, who is likely to miss the entire season with a knee injury, while former MVP Kevin Durant left as a free agent in the summer.