SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Golden State star Stephen Curry will be ruled out for the rest of the regular season due to a sprained ligament in his left leg.
The current scoring champion, who was injured at home against Boston on March 16 and has missed seven matches since then, will be re-evaluated one more week later, with an update scheduled for April 11. The Warriors said Friday they are making good progress.
He has been practicing rehabilitation with the medical staff in the weight room and training room for the past two weeks. Curry hasn’t done any on-court work yet but will start on a personal basis next week. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
Coach Steve Kerr has full confidence that he will be able to contribute quickly once Curry recovers.
“Stef has been injured many times in the past before the play-offs or during the game and he’s always come back very well, so I’m not too worried about him. Just take one shot and he’s back in rhythm,” Kerr said Friday. “In the next few weeks we’ll see how everything goes, just follow the advice of the training staff and we’ll get out of there.”
Playing in Boston, Curry was injured while scrambling for a loose ball with 4:19 left in the second quarter. Marcus Smart built a diving lounge in the play and landed at the feet of a two-time MVP. Curry was in agony but stuck to the side before leaving the next dead ball moment. Kerr called it a “dangerous game” after the 110-88 loss.
Golden State struggled without Curry, going 1-6.
Curry is not ready to predict how long Curry will be out or how fast he will get full strength once the play-off starts.
“Because he’s got 70 game bases under him, and looking at him in the past I think he’ll react quickly,” Kerr said. “It’s not like starting a season without a training camp and a foundation under it.”