Warriors’ Steph Curry to be shelved for weeks with leg injury

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry will miss “a couple of weeks” because of a lower left leg injury, starting with Monday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, sources confirmed to The Chronicle on Sunday.

Curry suffered the injury with 2:01 left in the third quarter of
Saturday’s 119-113 win over the Mavericks
at Chase Center after his knee collided with Dallas’ McKinley Wright IV. Initial X-rays came back negative.

Curry received an MRI on Sunday. The 34-year-old was able to avoid severe structural damage in his lower left knee, according to a source. But caution, Curry’s pain tolerance and a subsequent return to conditioning will keep the two-time MVP out multiple weeks.

It is expected that it might take a few days to determine the severity of Curry’s injury. Meaning Curry, who was named an All-Star starter for the ninth time in his storied career on Jan. 26, will likely miss the game in Salt Lake City on Feb. 19.

Curry missed 11 games from Dec. 12 to Jan. 7 because of a left shoulder injury. The Warriors have a 7-8 record in their games without Curry this season.

The Warriors star is averaging 29.4 points, 6.3 rebounds and 6.4 assists in 38 games while shooting 49.5% from the field and 42.7% from 3-point range.

C.J. Holmes covers the Warriors for The San Francisco Chronicle. Email: cj.holmes@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @CjHolmes22

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