Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has been out with an ankle injury since December 4, and it’s unlikely he will make it back for the biggest game at the end of the month.
The team announced on Tuesday that Curry is making progress with his injury, but it will be another week until he is re-evaluated by team doctors.
If that timetable stays true, that means that Curry won’t be re-evaluated until the day after Christmas. Golden State has played it slow with Curry, so it now seems unlikely that he will be back in time for their Christmas matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Golden State has done fine in Curry’s absence. They haven’t lost a game all month, although the toughest competition they’ve had was a fiesty Detroit Pistons team and Monday’s OT win over the Los Angeles Lakers on the night the team retired Kobe Bryant’s two jersey numbers.