Stephen Curry speaks out on another injury scare
Golden State Warriors superstar had a minor injury scare in the first quarter of their 118-97 win over the Denver Nuggets on Friday night. Curry, who looked to have some discomfort in his right foot, revealed that the injury wasn’t as noteworthy as the ankle twist he suffered against the Boston Celtics earlier this week.
Steph Curry on his right foot/ankle issue tonight: "Hopefully it'll be good by Sunday. It's not as prominent as the (ankle twist) in Boston."
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) April 24, 2021
The 2-time MVP seemed to have tweaked his right foot or ankle twice during the first period. This forced Steve Kerr’s hand to sub him out just about three minutes into the game. Curry went to the locker room to have his foot checked out and perhaps have his ankle braces and shoes tightened.
He eventually re-emerged from the dugout and came back to the contest with around four minutes left in the period, before he felt another tweak. Nevertheless, despite this, Curry still played through the pain while moving gingerly for the rest of the quarter.
It took Curry until the 10 minute mark of the second quarter to score his first field goal. As the game went on, the foot issue seemed to become less bothersome for the 3-time NBA champion. He even changed shoes midway through the game.
In the end, despite the injury scare and the slow start, Curry still finished the game with 32 points on 11-of-18 shooting, to go along with four triples, eight rebounds, and three assists.
The Warriors welcomed fans at Chase Center for the first time season. There were probably a lot of concerned faces when Curry left the floor and went back in the locker room. Thankfully, Curry was able to, not just return, but also put on a show for the fans to lead the Warriors to their second win over the Nuggets this week. Hopefully, this doesn’t turn into a major issue for Curry moving forward.