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Stephen Curry admits his ankle is troublesome after games

Jan 31, 2012, 8:20 AM EDT

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Stephen Curry’s ankle was a lingering problem last season, so in the summer he had surgery to tighten the ligaments. But already he has missed eight games this season dealing with the same ankle.

He’s been back he last four games now, so how’s it doing? Not as well as one could hope. He’s able to play through it, but on the bright side the steps they have taken — including therapy and new shoes — have kept it from getting any worse.

Here is what Curry told Matt Steinmetz of CSNBayArea.com.

It doesn’t respond well after games. It takes me a while to get back, get the soreness out of it. But during the games I don’t think about it, it feels good. You can be in shape or what you think is in decent shape to play, but when it gets to the schedule we have and being ready in the fourth quarter that’s a process after missing so much time. So, still working on being in shape for the minutes I’m playing. But I’m doing pretty well.

Is it always going to be this way?

I hope not. It’s a full-time commitment to try to rehab every day and do extra stuff to get my ankle right. Hopefully us staying on top of it now and me continuing to play on it will help me get through this. So, next year when I come back it will just be a normal ankle and I can keep going and keep pushing hard.

  1. ihatetoneydouglas - Jan 31, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    Man up Stephen,drink some milk

  2. jjacks1122 - Jan 31, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    Hope this doesn’t turn into a Grant Hill type situation. Would hate that for the kid.

  3. zer0sand0nes - Jan 31, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    I doubt that GSW management wants him making these types of comments publicly; as it will drastically reduce his potential trade value (between him or Ellis, one will have to go to get a bigger back court mate etc).

    Hopefully they can get his ankle right or seriously consider shutting him down until it gets right – too young of a talent to mismanage an injury in a condensed season; big picture NOT current scene.

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