Posted December 28, 2011

Stephen Curry Out With Sprained Ankle, Unlikely To Play Until Saturday Against Sixers

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In what appears to be a troubling trend for the young rising star of the Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry has once again been diagnosed with a sprained right ankle.

The Warriors’ 23-year-old point guard severely sprained the ankle three times last season and reinjured it last week in a preseason game against the Kings. He played through the pain in two regular-season games this week, including a dazzling performance against the Bulls. Curry dropped 21 points, 10 assists, seven rebounds and six steals in a 99-91 victory over the Eastern Conference heavyweights, but he also rolled the ankle in the fourth quarter. Today’s MRI results confirmed the ankle was sprained, according to CSN Bay Area.

Curry is listed as day-to-day, but it’s unlikely he plays until this weekend. The third-year guard missed today’s practice, and his agent Lance Young told USA Today that his client would sit out tomorrow night’s game against the Knicks. Golden State’s next game after that is Saturday night in Philadelphia.

Curry averaged 18.6 points and 5.8 assists for the Warriors last season. He had surgery at the end of the year to strengthen the ankle, but so far, it hasn’t been enough.