Monday night, in New Orleans, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry rolled over his right ankle trying to intercept a pass on the left wing near the three point line. Curry, who has played a total of 316 regular season games out of a possible 328 (96.3%) in his previous 4 seasons, had a strong reputation to be injury-prone in the early part of his career. The worrisome part of his body at the time was his right ankle, which he’s had two surgeries on during his NBA career. He has come close to re-injuring that ankle a couple of times since the second surgery, but both of the incidents amounted to nothing more than sitting out one game to heal. This could be the case again.
Sources: Warriors All-Star Stephen Curry's MRI result revealed no structural damage on injured right ankle, but significant swelling and no return timetable.
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No structural damage means no surgery. He simply needs time for the swelling to reduce, and that type of timetable to recovery shoud not be long.
Curry is averaging 26.3 PPG with 6.6 APG. The Warriors certainly have the talent to be a good team even without Curry, but that type of production is still hard to replicate. The fans and team alike await a healthy return for the 2-time MVP.