The phrases “Stephen Curry” and “sore ankle” being in the same sentence together is frightening. It conjures up images of years ago when it was feared his ankles would not let him anywhere near his potential. An ankle injury was the initial report of why Curry sat out the Warriors loss to the Pacers on Sunday.
Monday, Curry practiced, and while there said the pain is more on the bottom of his foot than near his ankles, reports Monte Poole at CSNBayArea.com. Curry could play Tuesday when the Warriors take on the struggling Wizards.
Curry participated in a controlled practice Monday in the nation’s capital but remains listed as questionable. He likely will be a game-time decision.
Put another way, all indications presented by the Warriors suggest the injury is not as severe as feared. Though initial reports conveyed Curry had injured his ankle, it was diagnosed upon further examination as a foot injury.
Diamond Leung of the Bay Area News Group added this.
The less severe injury is very good news for the Warriors, who need Curry on the court. So far this season the Warriors are 17.2 points per 100 possessions better when Curry is on the court compared to when he sits.
That is a MVP-like stat.