Breaking: Stephen Curry out tonight vs. Bucks
Curry practiced recently in a full capacity and was listed as questionable for the match against the Bucks. But per Haynes’ report, the Warriors point guard will sit out another game.
ESPN Sources: Golden State guard Stephen Curry (ankle) will not play tonight against Milwaukee.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) January 12, 2018
This is Curry’s second ankle injury this season. Earlier in the year, Curry missed about three weeks. He stated recently that he was growing immensely frustrated with the ankle injuries he has suffered so far this season.
The Warriors played without Curry and Klay Thompson in a recent game against the Clippers, who throttled Golden State behind 50 points from Lou Williams. All season long, the Warriors have dealt with injures to various players on their roster.
But with Curry missing yet another game, the Warriors are likely being cautious with his return. Curry had ankle surgeries early in his career, so that part of his body has always been somewhat susceptible to injury. Golden State does not want to risk his health.
Curry is a competitor, so of course he wants to play every game. But he probably also understands that it’s better to be cautious and make sure he’s 100 percent healthy before returning to action, rather than rushing back because he wants to play and risking further injury.
In reality, the Warriors are focused solely on being healthy for another championship run. They can afford having Curry out until he’s healthy.