Last Updated on May 9, 2023 by Amber Heard
Stephen Curry Injury Update
The latest update on Stephen Curry’s injury is similar to that of a foot sprain he suffered against the Celtics back in March. While the recovery process is progressing well, Curry’s pain tolerance remains a concern for Golden State. Whether Curry will be able to play in Game 4 is yet to be determined. The Warriors’ offensive attack will depend on Curry’s full recovery. Here’s a closer look at the latest news on the NBA MVP.
Curry’s left foot injury is similar to a foot sprain he suffered against the Celtics in March
On Thursday, the Warriors did not hold a team practice and used the day as a day of rest and recovery. Only the low-minute players on the roster had on-court work. Curry’s left foot injury is similar to one he sustained in March, which sidelined him for nearly three weeks. Coach Steve Kerr said he would know more tomorrow.
The Warriors lost Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Sunday, and they found themselves down 2-1. Stephen Curry suffered a left foot injury late in the fourth quarter when big man Al Horford dived for the ball. The Warriors’ star groaned in pain while lying on the floor and poked his foot, a sign of pain. The injury was a recurrence of the foot sprain he sustained against the Celtics in March.
The Warriors have not released a timeline for Curry’s return, but he is expected to practice today. Curry has yet to return to the court, and his absence would add a layer of uncertainty to an already difficult season. With several key players on the shelf, the Warriors have had to juggle their starting lineups due to lingering injuries.
Curry’s recovery is going well
Warriors star Stephen Curry is likely to play in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday. He’s not expected to need an MRI, and he’ll likely attend a morning practice on Thursday before the game. After all, he avoided a major foot injury during the regular season. Regardless of the severity of the injury, the team has no pressure on Curry to return to the court quickly. The long wait will be worth it if Curry can fully recover from his injury.
While the Warriors aren’t expected to win that game, Curry’s return is on track. Although the injury happened on a road trip, he stayed in the Bay Area and watched the two games in the Sweet 16. He also met with the second-seeded Duke team, offering words of encouragement. His younger brother Seth, a Duke basketball player, is also a star at the university. Curry is expected to be evaluated again on Friday. The Warriors currently hold a 2-1 series lead. In addition, Curry will have an extra week to rest and recover before the playoffs begin.
Curry’s status for Game 4 is unclear
The Warriors are down one player and have to make do without one for Game 4. Stephen Curry has been out with a sore right ankle since April 16. The injury happened on April 16 when Marcus Smart landed on his leg during a scramble for a loose ball. Curry is constantly running in games, usually off the ball, to get an unobstructed view of the hoop. Thankfully, it wasn’t a serious injury, and he’s expected to be ready to go for Game 4 on Sunday.
The Warriors haven’t practiced with Curry on Thursday. But the head coach told reporters on Friday that he won’t play in Game 3. That’s a significant blow to the Warriors, who were fine without Curry in Game 1, but needed a late surge to win Game 2.
Curry’s pain tolerance is a concern for Golden State
Steph Curry’s injury history is no secret. In March, he injured his foot, hobbling up the floor and evaluating the situation. He missed almost a month of action, which could have been much worse. Curry also has a history of ankle sprains. This is something Golden State needs to monitor. Here are some of the possible reasons why Curry’s pain tolerance is a concern:
Steph Curry’s left foot is the primary concern for Golden State. The injured foot was caused by Al Horford rolling over on Curry during Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Coach Steve Kerr needs to keep him on the floor as long as possible. Curry has yet to play 40 minutes in the NBA Finals, and if the Warriors are to win the series, Curry will need to be healthy for the final four games.