Warriors Star Steph Curry Sits Out Two-Game Trip with Ankle Injury, Team Gets Tested

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Stephen Curry’s right ankle is continuing to cause him problems.

He remained behind as the Warriors left on their two-game trip for games Friday in Portland and Sunday in Minnesota.

According to NBC Sports Bay Area, Curry remained in the Bay Area to work with Chelsea Lane, who oversees physical performance and sports medicine for the Warriors.

And, USA Today reported, Curry has been through this enough times to know it’s not his call on when he returns to the Warriors lineup.

Coach Steve Kerr leans on Lane to come to a verdict, with the long view in mind — beyond even earning the Western Conference’s No. 1 seed.

“Chelsea and I have a much better view of the big picture than Steph does,” Kerr said. “Of course he wants to go back in the game, but it’s a pretty simple decision, so we just tell him, ‘Sorry, maybe next game.’”

And now next game is next games.

“Who doesn’t want to be the No. 1 seed?” Draymond Green said. “If I sat here and said, ‘Oh, we don’t care. We don’t want to be the No. 1 seed,’ I’d be lying to you. But it’s not something that we’re worried about. And it’s also not something where we’re going to say, ‘Oh Steph’s out, it’s over. We can’t do it.’ Like no, next man up.”

Curry, who missed most of December with a right ankle sprain, reinjured the ankle just over two minutes into Thursday’s gritty 110-107 victory over the Spurs.

After getting fouled driving to the basket, Curry’s ankle appeared to turn when he stepped on Dejounte Murray’s foot near the backboard stanchion.

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SOURCE: Sporting News – Bob Hille