According to Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group, Warriors’ point guard Stephen Curry is out indefinitely after spraining his right ankle in the Warriors’ shootaround on Wednesday.
January 16, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors power forward David Lee (10, left) and point guard Stephen Curry (30, right) sit on the bench during the third quarter against the Miami Heat at Oracle Arena. The Heat defeated the Warriors 92-75. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Warriors’ head coach Mark Jackson spoke with reporters before Wednesday night’s duel with the Heat, saying “it was really a freak injury, we don’t do much in shootaround — (he was) just chasing after a loose rebound. It’s unfortunate. We will shut him down. He’ll get treatment, and we’ll see where he goes.”
On Wednesday the injury didn’t seem to be too serious. When Jackson spoke with reporters he wasn’t optimistic, but his responses didn’t indicate a conceivable situation where his point guard would be out for an extended period of time—like last season.
He said, ”I’m not a doctor, 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.”
However, Henry Worford of CSN Bay Area, spoke with Curry after the game about his ankle injury, and the point guard’s comments didn’t suggest that he will be back on the court on very soon.
In his report, Worford noted that the injury Curry suffered most recently felt even worse than the multiple sprains he endured last season. The doctors don’t have a clear sense of how fast Curry’s ankle will heal, nor do the Warriors feal intrigued to rush him back.
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