Monday night’s comeback victory against the New Orleans Pelicans was pretty scary for the Golden State Warriors. With the game nearly over, All-World point guard Stephen Curry sprained his ankle, and gingerly limped to the locker room.
For Warriors’ fans, it was an all-too-familiar sight. It’s been a while since Curry’s ankle was a chronic issue, but anyone who’s been a fan of the Dubs since Curry’s earlier days remembers the fear every time he landed awkwardly.
While Curry’s injury looked pretty bad at first glimpse, there is good news: the x-rays came back negative. However, he’s not out of the woods yet, as his ankle is pretty severely swollen, and the team will be performing an MRI.
Sources: Warriors star Stephen Curry will undergo an MRI on his injured right ankle on Tuesday. X-rays were negative tonight, but ankle remains very swollen.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 5, 2017
The best news might come from Curry himself. He’s been through a lot of ankle sprains, from the mild to the season-ending, and he sounded optimistic about this one. After the game, he was in bright spirits, and even joked about the biggest issue is how he can’t golf with his dad in Charlotte.
I asked Curry what he was first thinking when he injured his ankle. Curry: "I had to call my Dad and tell him I can't play golf tomorrow in Charlotte. I'm just playing."— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) December 5, 2017
Curry left the arena on crutches, but it seems likely that he won’t be out for too terribly long. We’ll keep you posted as we know more.