Stephen Curry tweaks ankle, out next two games
From NBA media reports
Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry tweaked his right ankle on Thursday against the San Antonio Spurs and did not return.
The Warriors have a two-game road trip up next, playing on Friday in Portland and Sunday in Minnesota. Steve Kerr says Curry will miss both games and won’t travel with the team, per Chris Haynes of ESPN.com:
“With Steph’s ankle injuries, it’s always a worry,” Warriors forward Draymond Green said. “Especially … he’s done it so many times where you can kind of tell immediately whether he can get through it or not by his reaction. Just by that reaction that he had tonight, it’s kind of a worry.”
“It’s great to hear that he’s OK and he’ll be fine sometime soon,” Green said. “But it’s just always a hold-your-breath type of moment when that happens.”
The injury happened in the first quarter as Curry came down awkwardly on his right foot after being fouled on a layup attempt. He immediately ran towards the tunnel before coming back out to sink both his free throws. The two-time Kia MVP went straight to the locker room afterwards.
Curry has been dealing with issues on the same ankle throughout the season. Less than a week ago, the All-Star guard sustained a minor sprain in Atlanta after stepping on the foot of Zaza Pachulia. He also missed over three weeks of action in December after suffering a sprain in New Orleans.
The Warriors were already shorthanded against San Antonio. Andre Iguodala (wrist), David West (arm) and Jordan Bell (ankle) are all battling various injuries and the team is still without second-year guard Patrick McCaw.
Curry is averaging 26.8 points, 6.3 assists and 5.2 rebounds per game this season. He finished the night with two points in two minutes on Thursday.