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Report: Warriors’ Stephen Curry diagnosed with sprained right ankle, upgraded to doubtful vs. Hornets

Stephen Curry

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has been diagnoses with a sprained right ankle and upgraded to doubtful after earlier reports declared him out against the Charlotte Hornets, according to the team.

Second-year forward Patrick McCaw (nose contusion) and center Zaza Pachulia (left shoulder soreness) are listed as questionable for tomorrow’s tilt, the fifth of a six-game road trip for the defending champs.

Curry rolled his surgically-repaired right ankle with less than a minute left in regulation, attempting a steal, but cutting into E’Twaun Moore’s path and stepping on his shoe, which caused the injury. He was seen wearing a boot and using crutches following the injury.

While he’s boasted a clean bill of health through the last five seasons, the 6-foot-3 floor general was once an injury-riddled asset amid chronic ankle issues, which he’s kept at bay through the use of abundant tape and ankle braces on both feet.

Curry was dealing with a right hand contusion through the last four games, but this can prove an injury much more difficult to recover from, as it impedes his lateral mobility and the explosion off his right foot.

McCaw was met at the rim by DeMarcus Cousins during Monday’s game and sat out the remainder of action after bleeding profusely from his nose after hitting the floor. Pachulia sat out against the New Orleans Hornets last night with a shoulder contusion as JaVale McGee drew the start.