Stephen Curry Sprained His Ankle Again

by January 05, 2012

For the third time in this young season, Stephen Curry hurt his surgically-repaired right ankle. From the Mercury News: “With just over three minutes left in the third quarter, he picked up a loose ball and was getting set to lead a fast break. Suddenly, he came up hobbling. Curry said his ankle rolled over as he tried to push off his right foot. He immediately tried to get rid of the ball, turning it over, and limped off to the side. After trying to walk it off, he was helped to the bench. Eventually he went to the locker room for treatment and did not return. It’s the third time this season Curry has sprained his right ankle, which underwent surgery in May to repair two torn ligaments. Curry said this was the most painful of the three. ‘Just another reaggravation of the same thing that’s been happening,’ Curry said, a towel over his head, his right foot in a tub of ice. ‘Just another frustrating incident I’ve got to deal with.’ The first sprain happened in the preseason finale at Sacramento on Dec. 20, making Curry questionable for the start of the season. He wound up playing in the Christmas Day opener, but the next night, in the fourth quarter against Chicago, he sprained his right ankle again. That forced him to miss the Dec. 28 game against New York. Curry did not rule out playing Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers. He said he would see how his ankle responds and test it out Thursday.”