While the Warriors were being blasted by the Miami Heat at home on Wednesday night, Stephen Curry was sitting on the bench wearing a suit.
Curry sprained his right ankle at shootaround after injuring his knee the night before in Denver. He told reporters that there was “no chance” that he could have played against the Heat.
Is there a timetable for his return?
“My ankle will speak for itself,” Curry told the Contra Costa Times. “I’ve been through this plenty of times. I know that if I can have complete strength in all the tests we do and no soreness— that’s going to be my two guidelines. 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.”
“I’m not a doctor,” head coach Mark 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.”
The consensus seems to be that this is a minor injury and Curry should be back on the court in the near future. However, based on his previous ankle problems, this is no guarantee.
Judging by their dismal performance against the Heat on Wednesday night, they will need Curry back sooner rather than later.