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Thursday, January 17th, 2013 at 9:10 am  |  12 responses

Stephen Curry Out Indefinitely With Ankle Sprain


Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry’s chronically-injured right ankle has him sidelined once again — Curry is out indefinitely. Per the San Jose Mercury News: “Curry sat out the defending NBA champions’ lone trip to Oracle Arena this season, his first missed game of the season. He injured the ankle at the shootaround Wednesday morning when he landed on the foot of rookie Festus Ezeli. ‘I haven’t had a sprain in two-and-a-half months, so my ligaments are as probably the healthiest they’ve been,’ Curry said. ‘Just have to wait and see how they recover. I haven’t been in this situation for a while. I don’t know if it will be a fast or slow kind of deal just because after two surgeries and all that process, it finally had the time to cool down. So we’ll see tomorrow.’ X-rays came back negative. His return will be based on how his right ankle progresses, a Warriors official said. ‘I’m not a doctor,’ Jackson said, ‘but I can’t imagine it turning into something more. I’m not going to get into timetables and all of that. We’re not concerned.’ [...] Curry’s right ankle has been a cloud hanging over his NBA career and the Warriors’ chances. He sprained the same ankle multiple times during the 2010-11 season, prompting surgery in May 2011 to repair torn ligaments. But that didn’t prevent multiple sprains during the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season. He had another surgery in April 2012 on his right ankle. And after months of rehab, he returned to action in time for training camp. He showed enough progress for the Warriors to sign him to a four-year, $44 million contract extension. Curry’s ankle had been a nonissue the first 36 games of the season, a big reason Golden State entered Wednesday 10 games above .500. He’s one of only three players in the NBA averaging at least 20 points, six assists and four rebounds per game. The others are Miami’s LeBron James and Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook. Jackson is sure to wait until Curry’s ankle is fully healed before putting him back in the action.”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    wow, here we go again, when it seemed like maybe he was past that injury. sucks for g-state who has been looking legit so far, good news is that j jack is one of the better back up pg’s in the league

  • JML-G

    rip Warriors great season

  • zogs19994

    GLASS ANKLES

  • The Fury

    Lakers’ odds of making the play-offs just got better.

  • Max

    Not good.

  • Redd

    Yeah my Warriors just can’t catch a breaking but hopefully JJ can keep the wheels turning.

  • https://twitter.com/Wayne__o BuenoWayno1

    I’m convinced steph should hoop in a pair of tim’s or a walking boot

  • Otis

    Sigh

  • davidR

    gonna be tough, as he’s their best option at creating offense out of nothing, and that’s not exactly saying much

  • Redd

    I been watching my Bulls more, how’d Klay & Barnes developing?

  • davidR

    barnes is showing flashes, but he’s still a rookie. probably won’t start making major noise until 1-2 more seasons. he’s definitely solid tho.

    klay…. i don’t know. he jacks a ton of shots, and is shooting 40% this season. he also makes a lot of dumb plays, but what can you expect from a 2nd year player already being given a lot of responsibility?

    i’m not very convinced on his ability to score efficiently. maybe i’m just being hard on him because he has to shoulder the offensive void left by monta. he basically needs someone to create offense for him at this point

  • Redd

    I think what we need a decent defensive 2 who isn’t small & who can give a decent amount on offense. I like Barnes though, he reminds me of my 2nd fav. Bulls player Jimmy Butler.

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