Stephen Curry Injury: Warriors' Plan for Curry's Ankle Can Not Be Good
Update: Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 5:00 p.m. EDT
The Warriors finally released their "statement" and if you could not tell by the quotation marks, they did not say much.
“Stephen will continue to receive treatment and undergo rehabilitation therapy. He will be cleared to play whenever he is able to pass a functionality test on his right ankle.”
This non-news doesn't bode well for the Warriors, as more optimistic progress would most likely have been reported.
Stay tuned here throughout the week to see if anything has changed with Curry and his ankle rehabilitation.
According to Rusty Simmons at The San Francisco Chronicle, the young, star guard went and visited Dr. Bob Anderson on Monday in Charlotte to address the consistent problem of severely spraining his right ankle.
The team plans to announce a plan today going forth on how to treat Curry and prevent the issue, which has happened multiple times, many of those without contact, and has already undergone one surgery, from happening again.
Regardless of what the team officially says today, the news cannot be positive.
Any time a franchise has to put a “plan” in place to prevent injury to their star player, it is not a good thing.
Will Curry Miss Extended Time this Season?
For example, Kobe Bryant has been dealing with a troublesome wrist this season, but he is not being treated any differently by the coaching staff, logging more minutes than he did last season and having one of his best starts to a year.
Curry is a young man with a healthy body, with the glaring exception of that right ankle, so limiting his minutes wouldn’t foreseeably make a difference.
Changing his style of play wouldn’t help either. Many of these sprained ankles have happened while he was playing defense or cutting to the basket or doing any of the other things an NBA guard must do to be successful.
One of the only possible resolutions for Curry, who has not played since January 4 against San Antonio when he re-injured the ankle, is another surgery.
This does not bode well for the short-term outlook of the team, but sacrificing some time on the court to get this problem ironed out for good is beneficial for the long-term health of both Curry and the franchise.
Stay tuned to Bleacher Report throughout the day for the latest breaking news on Curry’s ankle and the team’s “plan.”
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