From one G.O.A.T. at his craft to another, Jerry Rice has some advice for Steph Curry.
Rice and Curry both have won three championships in their respective sports. The legendary 49ers receiver knows Steph is one of the best leaders in basketball, and believes that will be the key to the point guard's rehab after the Warriors star broke his left hand Wednesday night in a loss against the Suns.
"I think it's very important when you have an injury you still show your face and you let the players know that, 'Hey look, I support you guys 100 percent and as soon as I can get back, I'm gonna be on that court,'" Rice said Thursday on 95.7 The Game.
Rice was incredibly durable over his 20-year NFL career. He averaged 15 games played per season and played all 16 games in every season except for two -- 1987 and 1997. He actually played 17 games, one more than the regular-season schedule, between the Raiders and Seahawks in 2004.
But Rice only suited up in two games back in '97, and has some key takeaways from that time of his playing career.
"I remember when I tore my ACL, MCL and I came back in like -- I tore it in Week 1 and I came back in Week 16, and the only thing about that is I came back and I cracked my patella. So it's very important for him [Curry] to be healthy when he comes back, to show his face and just let his teammates know that he's still a part of it is going to be the most important thing."
Curry underwent more tests Thursday on his broken hand. The Warriors likely will have results Friday and determine if he needs surgery.