Golden State Warriors fans can finally breathe a small sigh of relief.
For the first time since undergoing surgery on his right ankle in April, Stephen Curry has let us in on his rehabilitation.
On July 9, he tweeted a quick video of a pretty impressive workout.
For starters, it's nice to see that Curry's able to stand upright without one or both of his balky ankles collapsing. For a while last year, it seemed as though the simple act of jogging posed a serious risk to Curry's health.
The workout Curry tweeted is more of a coordination and ball-handling drill, but nonetheless, it's good to simply see him with a basketball.
Curry and the Warriors have been curiously silent about his rehab since his surgery.
Perhaps that was an effort to temper expectations on Curry's progress, lest we forget how serious and potentially career-threatening his series of ankle sprains really were.
This is a promising first step, but there's still plenty of reason to be guarded in our optimism about Curry's recovery. After all, the surgery Curry underwent on April 25 may have produced more questions than answers about his long-term prognosis.
According to Rusty Simmons, after some serious scoping and exploration, Curry's surgeon concluded that he simply needed to remove some loose particles and scar tissue from the ankle.
That's all fine, but the lack of a glaring problem in the ankle could indicate that the issue is simply chronic weakness and instability—not exactly a reassuring thought.
From a glass-half-full perspective, it's unequivocally positive to have the curtain pulled back on Curry's status.
Without a healthy season from their young star, the Warriors probably have no chance of competing for a playoff spot. And while we can't yet know how Curry's ankles will survive actual games, at least we've finally seen something.
For the Warriors' sake, let's hope there's more to come.