Stephen Curry Injury: Updates on Warriors Star's Ankle

Dan TalintyreSenior Analyst IIMarch 24, 2013

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is once again dealing with an ankle injury.


UPDATE: Monday, March 25, at 9:45 p.m. ET by Dan Talintyre writer Mike Trudell reports that the star guard will return for Golden State against the Los Angeles Lakers for their Monday night game.


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UPDATE: Monday, Mar. 25, at 2:20 p.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Stephen Curry (ankle) is currently a game-time decision for tonight's marquee matchup against the Lakers and it will be up to head coach Mark Jackson if the Warriors' star will play, according to San Francisco Chronicle's Rusty Simmons.

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UPDATE: Sunday, March 24, 1:50 p.m. by Dan Talintyre

Bay Area News Group's Marcus Thompson reports that Curry had X-rays on his ankle and that the results from the X-rays came back negative:

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Curry left the court in the fourth quarter against the Washington Wizards last Saturday night.

Rusty Simmons at the San Francisco Chronicle first reported the news:

Curry sustained the injury after trying to get past Wizards player Cartier Martin on a fast break, with his opponent trying to wrap up Curry for the foul.

His ankle rolled—though not the fault of the defender—and there's no information yet on how bad the injury is or how long he will be out.

The news comes as a bitter blow for Warriors fans, who were witnessing an incredible night from Curry up until the injury occurred. The star guard had chalked up an incredible 35 points on 13-of-18 shooting (including 6-of-10 from deep), as well as eight assists to give his team a big win.

He was substituted off by Mark Jackson earlier in the night after an impressive 29-minute stint—a move that some saw as Curry's final act of the game. 

Bay Area News Group's Marcus Thompson thought Curry was done for the night, but after a surprising rally by the Wizards, he was forced to go back into the game. Ultimately, that move would be one that Jackson would live to regret, as he sustained the injury just minutes later:

And as if all of that wasn't bad enough already, Simmons then chimed in with the news that it was the right ankle Curry had injured previously in his career:

The Warriors are currently in a tight battle for a playoff spot in the Western Conference and will be severely hampered without their star player.

Curry has averaged an impressive 22.2 points, 6.6 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 1.6 steals this year and has only been held to single figures in scoring five times since the start of the season.

Golden State has two days off before welcoming the Los Angeles Lakers to town on Monday night, who, ironically enough, just got star guard Kobe Bryant back from an ankle roll.

With the Lakers pressing for a playoff spot alongside the Warriors, Golden State will desperately be hoping that its star will also be back for that one.


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