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Stephen Curry left the Golden State Warriors' win Monday night after tweaking an ankle he'd had surgery on twice after missing a pair of games earlier this month with a sprain, but Curry seems to think he'll be alright.
Stephen Curry suffered a "mild" right ankle sprain in his team's win over the Toronto Raptors Monday night, but Curry and coach Mark Jackson didn't seem overly concerned about the guard's status, despite his knack for injuring the ankle.
In the same game where Andrew Bogut returned after missing 38 games with a surgically repaired left ankle, Curry's needed attention: he rolled his foot on Ed Davis' in the third quarter, and went to the locker room after limping off the court. Curry felt good to return, and Jackson sent an assistant coach to watch him run in an Air Canada Centre hallway, but Jackson eventually felt it wasn't worth the risk in a game the Warriors won by 12 points:
''He wanted to get back in the game but I've got more interest in his future and our future,'' Jackson said.
The injury was termed a "mild" sprain, and although no status was given, it would seem the Warriors would be likely to rest Curry Tuesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Curry had already missed two games this month spraining the same ankle. He's had surgery on the ankle twice, first an offseason surgery in the summer of 2011 to repair two of his ligaments, then an arthroscopic surgery last April after he missed the final 40 games of the 2011-2012 season. He's tweaked it several times since, causing concern, but hasn't needed any more surgery.
Curry had a lighthearted take on the injury after the game:
Back in the States after a good win. Ankle shmankle bgankle. Gotta Stay positive!— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) January 29, 2013