At the shootaround before the team’s Wednesday night game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Warriors guard Stephen Curry slipped and fell, causing him to end his workout early. This fall resulted in a ankle sprain for Curry that will keep him out of the game against the Clippers.
The news about Curry’s fall was first reported by NBC Sports Bay Area’s Monte Poole
Stephen Curry slipped near the end of #Warriors shootaround and headed in for treatment. Ankle? Knee? Update to come.— Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS) January 10, 2018
Logan Murdock, of the Bay Area News Group, provided more information about what exactly caused Curry’s fall.
From my vantage point, Stephen Curry slipped on a wet spot during a shooting workout with Bruce Fraser. The two chatted briefly as players looked on from afar and Curry promptly ended his workout and headed for the training room.— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) January 10, 2018
Curry returned to the locker room as fans and media awaited news on his status for the game.
An hour after Curry left the practice court, the Warriors made the official announcement that Curry would be out for the game against the Clippers.
Injury update for tonight's game: Stephen Curry (sprained right ankle) & Klay Thompson (rest) are out. Kevin Durant (right calf strain), Draymond Green (right knee soreness) & Andre Iguodala (left knee & hip soreness) are available to play.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) January 10, 2018
Curry had previously missed 11 games in December because of a sprain on the same right ankle that he aggravated today during the shootaround, which was noted by ESPN’s Chris Haynes.
It’s the same ankle that caused Curry to miss 11 games in December. https://t.co/SyguqvBuop— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) January 10, 2018
While hearing “Stephen Curry” and “ankle sprain” in the same sentence is enough to give all of Dub Nation extreme panic attacks, his absence from the Clippers game appears to be more precautionary than anything else.
A Warriors source said Stephen Curry's sprained right ankle "doesn’t look serious at all, but we’re not taking any chances on anything this year."— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) January 10, 2018
In addition to concerns about his health and specifically his ankles (which have caused him problems throughout his career), it’s disappointing for Curry to not be able to play right now. Since returning from that ankle sprain in December, Curry has been playing his best basketball of the season in the recent weeks. One hopes that Curry’s absence from the Warriors lineup is a very brief one and that he is healthy again very soon.