Stephen Curry sprained his right ankle for the third time in 16 days in the Golden State Warriors' Wednesday loss to the San Antonio Spurs. It's almost as if Curry will deal with repeat sprains until he sits to let the ankle heal for an appropriate amount of time longer than two or three days! From the San Francisco Chronicle, David Lee offers what should be an obvious prognosis for the Dubs.
"He needs to get his ankle right, whether that's coming back for the L.A. game or waiting six weeks."
Chances are coming back for the games against the Lakers on Friday isn't the right call, considering "come back almost immediately" is exactly what has not worked so far this season.
I wrote on December 26 that the Warriors could value immediate wins and let Curry continue to play, or the team could value the long-term health of the team's star player and force him to sit and heal for a few weeks. The Warriors made their decision, and now they are living with the consequences of a consistently ailing point guard. The injury has led to Dubs to sign Nate Robinson, which ... yeah. Had Curry sat to open the season, he'd be about 2-4 weeks from returning, hopefully for good this season. Instead, Golden State may very well need to sit him down through the All-Star break.
But hey, the Warriors are 2-4! Totally worth it.