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Stephen Curry clearly shaken by latest sprained ankle

Jan 5, 2012, 4:06 PM EST

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For those of us watching at home, when Stephen Curry sprained his ankle on Wednesday night it looked like the two other times he did it in the last three weeks. Or all the times he did it last season when the issue lingered.

But it didn’t feel that way to Curry.

He was far more dejected about this one than previous situations, reports Matt Steinmetz at CSNBayArea.com.

Quite frankly, he was despondent. When he finally did speak, his words were little more than a whisper and it was clear he didn’t want to spend a lot of time talking about what had just occurred or what lay ahead.

“This is the worst it’s been,” Curry said about the pain. “I’m sure it has to do with the fact it’s the third time. It’s hard to say how it will react. … But it’s just Déjà vu again for me.”

Curry almost certainly will not play Friday against the Lakers and it would not be shocking to see him to be out for a couple weeks. This is an ankle he had surgery on this summer to tighten the ligaments, it needs time to really heal.

That may not be the answer, as Steinmentz notes he has had long rests before, like this summer, only to roll it soon after he returns.

The Warriors cannot think about the short term, about this season. Curry is potentially an anchor for a decade, a fan favorite — they need to think long term and solve this. Whatever it takes, however long it takes. A win against Utah Saturday is not what matters right now.

  1. EvanZ - Jan 5, 2012 at 4:17 PM

    I keep saying it. There is really a silver lining here. Let Curry sit out the entire season. GSW is going nowhere but mid- to late lottery with Curry in the lineup (even a sub-100% Curry). But if they get the 8-12 lottery spot, they have to give it to the Jazz. This is not the year to lose a top lottery pick. If Curry sits the season, the Warriors will effectively tank, and retain a top 7 pick. Heck they might be so bad without Curry they turn it into a top 5 pick and have a shot at acquiring a real star in a loaded draft.

    • jmclarkent - Jan 5, 2012 at 8:36 PM

      I am a Jazz fan, and it pains me that I agree with your logic. If they are smart, they’ll take their time. …No comment on what I am rooting for them to do :p

  2. SOBEIT - Jan 5, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    What did the team and trainers think would happen? It was stupid of them to think that nothing would happen considering last years and this years recurring ankle injury results.

    The team, as constructed, would not do much this year anyway. I agree with EvanZ that tanking the season like the Colts make sense. But I doubt coach Jackson will allow them to be bottom dwellers on purpose. But if they keep sending Curry out there with the hope of a different result…Curry’s long-term career could be in jeapordy and team management is just insane.

    I say send him to where ARod went to for those special injections because surgery will not fix this ankle. It’s a short season so just sit him all year and get it fixed.

  3. shutupyoufuckingidiots - Jan 5, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    I’ve said it since he was in college, he’s too small to be playing in the NBA, the guy just looks like he was born premature. Too bad for him there is no designated shooter in the NBA.

  4. tom-a-hawk - Jan 5, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    …and here is the reason why the pursued Nate Robinson. I thought that was a bit of a strange signing, but makes more sense now. Now there is a rumor on CNNSI that the Warriors are going after Dwight Howard…wishful thinking, but would anyone even want Curry after 3 consecutive ankle rolls? Great player….hope he heals up before the let him back on the court.

    I do find it funny that they attach a picture of him being taped up in a Team USA uniform, and it’s his Left ankle that they are taping. His Right ankle is the bad one. Find a better/current picture.

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