Earlier in his career, Stephen Curry has suffered a number of ankle injuries during games. It has forced him to miss some matches, and made him conscious of his movements on the court. The good news for Curry is he was able to remain healthy the past three years and helped the Golden State Warriors reach the Finals of each season over that stretch.
However, on Thursday against the San Antonio Spurs, Curry tweaked his right ankle once again with less than three minutes into the game. He still shot the two free throws awarded to him but was then immediately substituted.
Curry’s ankle was reportedly re-taped, but he will no longer return to the game, according to Rosalyn Gold-Onwude of TNT.
Stephen Curry update: will not return to today's game after retweaking his right ankle.
— Rosalyn Gold-Onwude (@ROSGO21) March 9, 2018
It’s also unclear how Curry exactly suffered the injury, but it appears that he may have stepped on something located near the first few rows under their basket. It’s definitely a huge blow to the Warriors, who are already playing shorthanded with Jordan Bell out on the night as well.
Shaun Livingston is expected to see more run in the game, with Quinn Cook possibly receiving more playing time. The Warriors are looking to win the game to put some pressure on the Houston Rockets for the top spot in the Western Conference, as they are currently one game behind them.
The Spurs, on the other hand, are going to do their best to start a winning streak and get back to the fourth seed, as the New Orleans Pelicans have passed them recently.