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Steph Curry Is Out At Least Two Weeks With a Sprained Ankle 


Stephen Curry badly sprained his ankle Monday night against the Pelicans to the point where he had to leave the arena on crutches. The two-time MVP is expected to be out for two weeks with the injury.

Curry has a long history of ankle issues that he worked extremely hard to overcome, so situations like this are always scary. You can expect him to return when he is fully healed rather than rushing back to the floor.

The Warriors are currently sitting at the number two spot in the West with a record of 19-6. Steph is playing some of the best ball of his career, putting up 26.6 points and 6.6 assists per game. Via SF Chronicle:

“Hey Steph, you OK?” asked [David] West, who, at 37 and in his 15th NBA season, is a sort of fatherly figure on the Warriors.

“Yeah, I’ll be good,” Curry said, glancing up from his phone. “It’s sprained and it’s swelling pretty bad, but it could be worse.”

An MRI exam on Curry’s right ankle, which he badly rolled lunging for a steal late in Monday night’s win over the Pelicans, revealed no structural damage. Barring a faster-than-expected recovery, the two-time MVP will not return to the court until at least Dec. 19 — a stretch of five games. Three of those are on the road (Wednesday in Charlotte, Friday in Detroit, Dec. 18 against the Lakers), with the two others coming at home (Monday against Portland, Dec. 14 against Dallas).

“Just got to take it one day at a time,” Curry said, “and rely on the athletic training staff in there to get me back on the court as soon as possible.”

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