Stephen Curry dislocates middle finger vs. Rockets, returns not long after

In the opening minutes of Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets, Warriors guard Stephen Curry exited the game after dislocating his left middle finger.

With 8:31 left in the first quarter, Curry walked off the court in noticeable pain and examined his left hand. The former MVP briefly spoke to an athletic trainer, then immediately went into the locker room while grasping his left hand between his legs.

Curry returned to the game four minutes later with tape over his fingers. TNT reported that Curry suffered a dislocated left middle finger and had it popped back in by the team’s medical staff in the locker room.

The x-rays were negative, and the Warriors star returned to play late in the first quarter.

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The injury appears to have occurred while the Warriors star was trying to swipe the ball from Rockets center Clint Capela underneath the basket.

Eric Ting is an SFGATE staff writer. Email him at eric.ting@sfgate.com and follow him on Twitter

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