Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has been ruled out indefinitely with a knee injury.
Curry limped off the field during the third quarter of the Warriors’ 119-113 win over the Dallas Mavericks after hitting an opponent’s knees.
He had an MRI scan on Sunday which confirmed he had suffered “partial tears” to the ligaments in his left knee, as well as bruising to his lower leg.
Curry, 34, will miss Monday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
In a statement, the Warriors said “further clarification on a potential schedule will be made in the coming days.”
He could also miss a ninth appearance at the NBA All-Star Game on February 19, for which he was named starter.
Curry, a four-time NBA champion, had already missed 11 games this season with a partially dislocated shoulder.
Irving ready for Dallas trade?
Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Nets have reportedly reached an agreement to trade Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks.
The 30-year-old playmaker had asked for an exchange after failing to agree a new contract, according to multiple reports.
Irving, selected as an NBA All-Star for the eighth time, endured a number of off-court issues during his time in Brooklyn.
His decision not to get a Covid-19 shot meant he couldn’t play in Nets home games during the 2021-22 season until March due to New York’s ban on people not vaccinated in covered rooms.
He would later say that his decision not to get vaccinated cost him a four-year contract worth $100 million.
In November, Irving was suspended for eight games and had to apologize after posting a link on social media to a film containing anti-Semitic material.