Posted by Royce Young
Stephen Curry's ankle roll in the second game of the Warriors' preseason looked harmless enough. But then you remember it was on his surgically repaired right ankle and that helps explain why he was left crawling on the floor and needing help off the court.
It ended up being more of a tweak than anything else, which is why Curry is sounding pretty optimistic about playing in Golden State's opener on Sunday against the Clippers. Via CSN Bay Area:
“It’s hard to say. Today I was able to walk, to move around, and it’s only Thursday, so we’ll see where I get to before Sunday,” Curry said. “I’d like to practice before Sunday.”
I'm sure with the right amount of tape and maybe a shot or something Curry could play, but the season is long and there's not a big reason to risk re-injury. Still, if the Warriors want to have a shot at Lob City, they're going to need Curry's help.
He's listed officially as day to day and obviously wants to play. He probably will be able to, but he might should just sit this one out and let everything get completely healed.