SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Golden State star Stephen Curry took part in his first full-contact practice since breaking his left hand in October on Saturday and is targeting a March 1 NBA return.
“He got an ovation today when I told the group he was going to scrimmage with us,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr told reporters. “Everyone was excited. It’ll be good for our young guys to feel what it’s like to play with him, and vice-versa.”
Curry, 31, required surgery after breaking a bone in his left hand on October 30 in a game against the Phoenix Suns.
Although his return date is not certain, he has indicated he’s aiming for the Warriors’ March 1 game against the Washington Wizards.
Curry said Saturday he has nerve damage in his non-shooting hand that could affect his play.