Steph Curry Likely To Miss Warriors’ Christmas Day Game Vs. Cavaliers Due To Ankle Sprain
Steph Curry Ankle Injury news
The defending NBA champions announced Tuesday that the two-time MVP will likely miss their home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday due to a right ankle sprain.
Curry sustained the injury during the Warriors’ Dec. 4 victory against the New Orleans Pelicans, and has thus missed the team’s past five games.
Here is Golden State’s official statement on 29-year-old Curry:
“Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, who has missed the team’s last five games due to a sprained right ankle suffered on Dec. 4 at New Orleans, was re-evaluated by the team’s medical staff today. The evaluation indicated that the ankle is healing well and that he is making good progress overall, enabling him to progress to modified on-court workouts in the coming days. He will be re-evaluated in one week with the anticipation of having more clarity at that time on a potential return to game action plan.”
This season, Curry is averaging 26.3 points, 6.6 assists and 5.1 rebounds. He is shooting 47.3 percent from the floor and a career-worst 38.1 percent from 3-point range. The Warriors are 5-0 in his absence and have won nine straight.
Injury report for tomorrow night’s game vs. Memphis: Draymond Green (right shoulder soreness), Shaun Livingston (sore right knee) & Zaza Pachulia (left shoulder soreness) are questionable. Stephen Curry (sprained right ankle) is out.
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) December 20, 2017
Golden State (24-6, second in Western Conference) beat the Lakers in overtime on Monday and next host the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – MAY 8: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors directs a play in the first half against the Utah Jazz in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Vivint Smart Home Arena on May 8, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah.