Injuries are an unfortunate part of every NBA season, and the Golden State Warriors hope the ankle sprain for point guard Stephen Curry is not too severe.
The two-time MVP left his second game in a week with an ankle injury. Curry’s ankles were problematic earlier in his career, but he has been relatively healthy since. According to ESPN, Curry won’t travel on the team’s current road trip, which consists of games against the Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves.
Curry twisted his ankle as he landed from a layup attempt early in the first quarter of a win against the San Antonio Spurs. He was fouled, but upon making the free-throws, he exited to the locker room.
"With Steph's ankle injuries, it's always a worry," teammate Draymond Green said. "He's done it so many times where you can kind of tell immediately whether he can get through it or not by his reaction. Just by that reaction that he had tonight, it's kind of a worry."
Head coach Steve Kerr did note following the game that the Warriors were still able to recover with three All-Star players. The organization will likely play it safe with Curry going forward in an attempt to ensure his health going into the playoffs.
The Warriors have won two of the last three NBA championships. They will look to repeat this season. Golden State is currently one game back in the loss column for first place in the Western Conference. The Houston Rockets, by virtue of winning 17 straight games, remain in first place.
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