"Yeah, you know I wanted to play here at home, but it's better it happened now rather than later in the season," Curry told ESPN's Chris Haynes on Wednesday. "It gives me time to get healthy and the team time to find continuity. This should be good for us in the long run."
An MRI revealed no structural damage to Curry's right ankle, which he turned Monday night in a win over the New Orleans Pelicans. He's been diagnosed with a sprain and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
"It's the best possible scenario, time-wise," Curry said. "I didn't know how significant it was, but obviously, the results are good news. I'll just rehab, work and wait to see when the Warriors decide to bring me back. I'll be ready."
The early part of Curry's career was nearly derailed by ankle injuries. In fact, the Warriors owe their signing of Kevin Durant and Andre Iguodala in part to Curry's ankle troubles. His four-year, $44 million extension became the best contract in basketball and allowed the Warriors room to sign Durant and Iguodala, thanks entirely to the ankle problems.
Curry has been largely healthy for the last five seasons, so there is no real concern about the long-term ramifications of his injury. The Warriors will simply have to learn to play a different style, much in the way they adjusted without Durant last season.