There is a cloud of doubt hovering over Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors this NBA season. After suffering a broken hand, it appears the Dubs star could be out for the entire season. But speaking for the first time since incurring the injury, the 31-year-old appears to believe he can still return this 2019-20 NBA season.

Curry spoke for the first time to reporters in a report by Forbes.com. Despite earlier reports that he could be out the entire 2019-20 season, the three-time NBA champion refuted the claims. He also added that he expects to return in the early spring.

“I definitely expect to be back and playing. I don’t know when exactly but sometime in the early spring,” said Curry.

If Curry does return, Warriors' fans are bound to rejoice. However, the two-time NBA MVP admits that he has not really broken anything or a hand injury before. He also revealed that there was some nerve irritation, revelations that somehow dampen his plans to return for the Dubs.

“That’s kinda why it took so long for the diagnosis because I had to go through so many tests. With nerves it’s kind of tricky, I can either come back quickly or be out a sustainable amount of time with the surgery and swelling of the injury... Obviously, when you’re dealing with hands, that’s where it gets tricky in terms of your feel and all of that,” said the six-time NBA All-Star.

Noble as his desire to return this NBA season is concerned, Curry may want to factor in several other things. That includes looking at the Warriors' chances in the event a return is possible. With him, Draymond Green and D'Angelo Russell dealing with injuries, critics are not giving Golden State a fighting chance to make the postseason wars.

If the Warriors fail to survive the regular season, it may be in Curry's best interest to just stay in the sidelines and recover fully. Even if he does return, there is no guarantee that he will be back to his old self. There is also the possibility of re-injuring or aggravating his hand injury. Much of this was discussed in a previous post.

Stephen Curry The Golden State Warriors have struggled without Stephen Curry. In this picture, Curry #30 of the Warriors, sits on the bench before the Warriors take on the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, Nov. 17, 2018. Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images