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Warriors star Stephen Curry avoids major injury to ankle, unlikely to miss extended time
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Warriors star Stephen Curry avoids major injury to ankle, unlikely to miss extended time

Updated Mar. 8, 2024 4:35 p.m. ET

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry injured his troublesome right ankle again Thursday night, though he appears to have avoided a major injury.

Curry underwent imaging on the injured ankle on Friday, and the results came back clear, per ESPN. The team will monitor the injury over the next few days to hopefully provide a timeline for the star point guard's return, but he is not expected to miss an extended period of time.

After the 125-122 loss to the Chicago Bulls, the two-time MVP had his ankle in a bucket of ice. He has hurt it several times previously during his 15-year NBA career.

"He had his ankle wrap on and he was icing his ankle. I know we're going to miss him if he does have time off," teammate Klay Thompson said. "We've been in his position before where he has had time off and we've just got to do it collectively. I know he'll be ready to go when he does come back, whenever that is. We just want to wish him a speedy recovery and to take his time."


ESPN reported that Curry was not in the Warriors' locker room when reporters were allowed in, but Draymond Green said Curry's spirits were high after the game.

"It sucks, but everybody deals with injuries," Green told ESPN. "You've just got to do the best you can in dealing with it."

Curry rolled the ankle driving to the basket then quickly limped off while exiting and headed to the locker room with 3:51 to play having scored 15 points on 5-for-18 shooting playing nearly 29 minutes.

He began 1 for 7, missing four of his initial five 3-point tries, to score just five points by halftime as Golden State trailed 63-59 at the break. He connected from deep with 9:35 left in the third.

Curry, who turns 36 on March 14, leads the Warriors in scoring at 27.2 points per game to go with 5.0 assists and 4.4 rebounds.

"If he is out, unfortunate, but the length of the season it's hard to play every game especially not having any minor injuries and we'll do well without him," Thompson said. "We can rely on our history and how to execute without him."

The Warriors play again Saturday at home against San Antonio.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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