The Golden State Warriors said Thursday an MRI of Stephen Curry’s injured left ankle shows he has a bone bruise.
According to the Associated Press, he is officially listed as day-to-day … and aren’t we all.
Curry was hurt Wednesday night during Golden State’s 106-93 road win over the Minnesota Timberwolves in Minneapolis. He tangled up with Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio in the third quarter and walked gingerly to the locker room.
Curry did return briefly, but did not play in the fourth quarter. He was just 2-for-8 from the floor, scoring five points and logging seven assists.
Even with the off night, Curry is averaging 18.6 points and 9.2 assists per game in 29.6 minutes a night for the 4-1 Warriors. He’s shooting 46.2 percent from behind the arc and leads the NBA with 39 3-point attempts. Curry set an NBA record in 2012-13 with 272 made 3-pointers and his 600 attempts led the association.
Through five games, Curry’s player efficiency rating is 24.2, which is almost three points higher than his career high of 21.3 set last season. The average PER is 15.
But the ankle injuries are always a scare with Curry, who struggled with the same ankle during the 2013 playoffs. He has also had two surgical procedures on his right ankle.
Curry said he will “probably” play Friday night when the Warriors visit the San Antonio Spurs in the first meeting between the teams since San Antonio eliminated Golden State in the Western Conference Semifinals last spring.