MINNESOTA — Warriors guard Stephen Curry has not been ruled out for the season, a source told Bay Area News Group Friday, refuting an earlier report that Curry is likely to miss the entire season with a broken hand.

Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher wrote Friday that “a team source says the fracture was worse than originally thought, and it’s unlikely that he plays again this season.” The Warriors’ expectation is for Curry to be re-evaluated in February, as originally intended, and decide on next steps from there.

Curry underwent surgery last week for a broken hand he suffered in Oct. 30’s loss to the Phoenix Suns. He will miss 45 games, and possibly more, but could still return by the end of the season.

The surgery on Curry’s non-shooting hand was performed in Los Angeles by Dr. Steven Shin, who recommended the three-month timetable for a full recovery. Shin, widely regarded as a top hand specialist, performed thumb surgery on New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees in September.

The Warriors (2-6) are dealing with injuries to Curry (hand), Draymond Green (sprained finger), Klay Thompson (ACL), Jacob Evans (adductor), Kevon Looney (neuropathy) and rookie Alen Smailagic (ankle).


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