Steph Curry will miss at least four more games because of ankle injury

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OAKLAND – After evaluating Stephen Curry’s tweaked right ankle Tuesday, the Warriors determined that he will miss at least four more games before being re-evaluated on March 20, including games against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, Sacramento on Friday, Phoenix on March 17 and San Antonio on March 19.

The Warriors are being cautious with Curry, according to a Warriors’ spokesperson. The Warriors’ starting point guard, who turns 30 on Wednesday, was seen dancing at his birthday party in San Francisco on Monday evening in multiple videos that were posted on social media.

The Warriors will be missing at least two starters on Wednesday against the Lakers.

Warriors’ starting forward Draymond Green (right shoulder soreness) is also out, along with Patrick McCaw (non-displaced fracture, left wrist) and David West (right arm cyst). And Warriors’ starting shooting guard, Klay Thompson, is listed as questionable with a sprained right thumb that he sustained against Minnesota on Sunday. Jordan Bell (right ankle sprain) and Andre Iguodala (left wrist sprain) are probable.

It’s a tough break for the Warriors (51-16), who are in second place in the Western Conference, two games behind the first-place Houston Rockets (53-14) in a race for the top seed in the West.

Curry suffered the ankle injury with 9:38 left in the first quarter in a game against the Spurs on March 8. He limped to the bench and eventually went to the locker room to undergo functionality tests. Curry wanted to keep playing. But the Warriors overruled him.

Curry didn’t travel with the Warriors for their next two road games against Portland and Minnesota. They lost both games, falling to the Trail Blazers, 125-108, and the Timberwolves, 109-103.

This is the fourth time this season that Curry has suffered a right ankle injury. He missed 11 games after sustaining a right ankle sprain on Dec. 4. Shortly after returning to the court, he re-aggravated the ankle after slipping during a shootaround on Jan. 10 and missed another two games. Curry then tweaked his right ankle two weeks ago after stepping on Zaza Pachulia’s foot.

Curry, a two-time Most Valuable Player, is averaging 26.3 points, 6.2 assists and 5.1 rebounds a game.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Sports


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