Stephen Curry's MRI 'did not reveal anything of concern.' Whew.

Stephen Curry attempts to warm up prior to Game 2. (Getty Images)
Stephen Curry attempts to warm up prior to Game 2. (Getty Images)

In a move that briefly left the whole of the NBA rather uneasy as it awaited the results, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry underwent an MRI on Tuesday to further determine the extent of the damage to his right ankle. The procedure, thankfully, “did not reveal anything of concern,” according to the team.

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Curry, who was diagnosed with a sprained ankle midway through the Warriors’ Game 1 win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday, was held out of Monday’s Game 2 against the team following an unsatisfactory pregame workout.

From the San Jose Mercury News:

The Warriors listed Curry as questionable to play in Game 3 of their first-round series at Houston on Thursday because of a right foot/ankle injury.

"It's the back of his foot," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after Curry missed Game 2. "It's underneath the ankle. It's something down there."

Luckily for just about anyone that has watched an NBA game this season, nothing major was found following the procedure. Here’s the Warriors release:

The MRI appears to be strictly a precautionary move, although Curry and the Warriors had every right to fear structural damage on the ankle that the defending MVP had surgically repaired in May, 2011. Following a series of sprains, it was discovered that he had torn ligaments in the ankle, though Curry has been injury-free in the four seasons since.

The Warriors hardly needed their franchise player in Game 2 or Game 1 (as Curry sat out the second half) against Houston, and a four-game sweep against a clearly unmotivated Rockets squad could provide Curry with plenty of time off. The second round is set to tip off on May 2, but that date could possibly be moved back if the Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers (Golden State’s next opponents in the Western bracket) battle to six or seven games.

A May 2 tip-off, presuming Curry is cleared to play by then, would afford the likely 2015-16 MVP some 15 days off in between his ankle sprain and the first game of the Conference semifinals. All the more motivation for Stephen’s Warrior teammates to end their series against the listless Rockets sooner rather than later so as not to risk the possibility that Curry's presence is needed in the first round.

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Kelly Dwyer

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