We got a Splash Brother down, folks, and it looks like he’ll be gone for at least a couple of weeks.
Golden State Warriors superstar point guard Stephen Curry has been diagnosed with a sprained right ankle, as was confirmed by an MRI. Thankfully, the test revealed that there was no structural damage to Curry’s ankle and the team will reevaluate the situation in two weeks.
Steph’s injury occurred with just one minute left in regulation during Monday night’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans when he got tangled up with Pelicans guard E’Twaun Moore. He ended up leaving the stadium in a walking boot and using crutches, but the fact that the injury is a sprain as opposed to a break is more promising than that image might have first shown. However, Curry does have a bit of a history when it comes to ankle injuries, so it’s certainly something to keep an eye on.
The Warriors ended up winning the game 125-115.
On the injury, Curry said,
It was a dumb play because I tried to go for a steal. And then obviously it was just a bang-bang [play]. I got caught on E’Twaun’s shoe as I went by him and couldn’t catch myself. So obviously it hurt, but wanted to kind of get back here, get ice on it and get the rehab process started as soon as possible.
While any injury is a bummer, this one holds some additional weight in that it overshadowed the fact that Curry’s five 3-pointers made during the game placed him as the 8th NBA player to ever reach 2,000 3-pointers made. He’s also by far the youngest player to accomplish the feat.
Hopefully Curry can return to the floor as soon as possible. In his absence, expect veteran point guard Shaun Livingston to get an uptick in minutes.