Stephen Curry, Juan Toscano-Anderson injury update from Warriors coach Steve Kerr
Steve Kerr and the Golden State Warriors had another tough night on Saturday. Apart from dropping a 119-114 loss to the Boston Celtics at TD Garden, Stephen Curry and Juan Toscano-Anderson both suffered injuries in the match.
In the postgame interview, the multi-titled coach gave a positive update about his two players. Kerr addressed Curry’s ankle sprain late in the game.
“I don’t really have a feel for it. I was asking constantly if he was ok. I told him a couple of times, don’t be a hero if you’re hurt. You’ve been through this before. My sense is it was a tweak that was painful, but he’s going to be alright,” the Warriors coach said, per Anthony Slater of The Athletic.
Stephen Curry, of course, has dealt with problematic ankle issues early in his career. He tweaked his left ankle in the second half but still finished the game. He ended up with a game-high 47 points on 15-for-27 shooting from the field, including 11 made 3-pointers, along with seven boards and three dimes in 47 minutes. But once again, his big night went for naught with another Warriors L.
Juan Toscano-Anderson, on the other hand, violently hit his head on the scorer’s table in the fourth period after saving a loose ball. He left the game and did not return after busting his forehead wide open.
“Juan is getting stitches in his head, he had a big laceration and banged his head pretty hard,” Steve Kerr said of JTA’s status. “It was a really scary moment. Celtics team doctors are giving him stitches. He’s doing well. He’s alert, he’s fine. For sure, we will check all his symptoms and concussion protocol, all that stuff to determine exactly how bad it was.”
Steve Kerr gives an update on Steph and JTA's injuries pic.twitter.com/v75d3BpCgH
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The Warriors, meanwhile, have been ravaged by injuries this season and could not afford to lose both Curry and JTA once more.
For what it’s worth, though, Toscano-Anderson tweeted after the game and mentioned he is doing well.
I’m A1, thanks for the wishes. And if I had to do it again, I would! Ten times out of ten!
— Juan Toscano Anderson (@juanonjuan10) April 18, 2021