The Golden State Warriors have been rolling since Stephen Curry returned from his sprained ankle — he’s averaged 35.2 points per game, hit 53.2% from three, and Warriors have averaged 121.7 points per 100 possessions as a team in those games (7 per 100 better than second-place in that span).
Now they are without him again, for at least a game.
Curry slipped on a wet spot on the floor during shootaround and sprained his ankle, and now he is out for Wednesday night’s game vs. the Los Angeles Clippers.
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
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
This is the same ankle he sprained before and missed 11 games. Once sprained, the ankle ligament is stretched out and is easier to re-injure. It’s unclear how severe this injury is or how much time Curry will miss. Curry himself has a long history of ankle issues, but surgery and rehab stints had mostly put that problem in his past. Until recently.