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Stephen Curry Injury: Updates on Warriors Star's Ankle and Return

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after hitting the game-winning shot in overtime of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. Golden State won 121-118. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
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Tyler ConwayFeatured ColumnistFebruary 29, 2016

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry was suffering from a left ankle injury that forced him to miss Tuesday's contest against the Atlanta Hawks. However, he is ready to return. 

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Curry Active vs. Thunder 

Thursday, March 3

Curry was in Thursday's starting lineup against Oklahoma City, per Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle. 


Curry Enjoying MVP-Level Season Despite Minor Injuries

Curry, 27, briefly left a 121-118 overtime win over the Thunder on Feb. 27 after turning his left ankle. He returned to the game and wound up scoring 46 points while tying the NBA's single-game record for three-pointers (12). Shaun Livingston should see a majority of the minutes at point guard if Curry is forced to sit. 

In the midst of a brilliant season, Curry recently has been bitten by the injury bug. A lingering shin problem caused him to miss two games in December and kept him limited in others. While doctors agreed there was no risk of further damaging his shin, the injury was expected to linger for up to a month.

The Warriors' conservative approach with their star has hurt his numbers a bit, but he's still the runaway MVP favorite. Curry entered Monday averaging 30.7 points, 6.6 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game, shooting a ridiculous 51.5 percent from the field and 46.8 percent from three-point range. The Warriors are on pace for perhaps the greatest regular season in NBA history, with their 54-5 record placing them ahead of the pace the 72-win Chicago Bulls set in 1995-96.

 

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