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Warriors’ Stephen Curry back in a week?

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Young Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry sprained his right ankle for the third time in 16 days (and his seventh in 15 months) recently. It's been discovered, though, that the sprain has caused no structural damage to the ankle and that Curry does not need surgery again as he did last offseason, according to ESPN.

A timetable for his return has not been set, but the team is hoping to have one in the next 2-3 days, the site notes. "It could be a week to 10 days or possibly less before Curry returns but that would depend on how the ankle responds to treatment," ESPN reports.

Warriors GM Larry Riley told reporters Tuesday that Curry would need to pass a "stringent functionality test," the site reports.

"Everybody has some level of concern because of the way it has been sprained in the past, but we're all convinced we're doing the right thing," Riley said, according to ESPN. "He's a good player, a really good player, that we need. And yet you also want to protect him as far as his future is concerned and our future is concerned."

Curry is averaging 15.2 points, 5.6 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game this season.

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