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Stephen Curry rolls ankle, forced to leave game with “mild sprain” (VIDEO)

Jan 28, 2013, 10:05 PM EDT

Golden State finally had some good news on the ankle front — Andrew Bogut returned from ankle surgery and looked pretty good with 12 points and 8 rebounds in 23 minutes — then this happened.

Stephen Curry rolled his surgically-repaired right ankle during the third quarter. It was described as a mild sprain at first, despite trying to convince coach Mark Jackson he could Curry did not return to the game. There is no word yet on his status for future games.

Jimmy Spencer at CSNBayArea.com describes the play.

With five minutes remaining in the third quarter, Curry drove in the key and stepped on the foot of a Toronto’s Ed Davis and rolled his right ankle… Curry continued to play through the pain of the tweak, but it was apparent that it was bothering him. In possessions following the roll, Curry attempted to cut hard within the offense but couldn’t push off the ankle.

Hopefully this is nothing serious. Curry had two off-season surgeries on the ankle and missed a couple of games earlier in the month after rolling it.

It probably goes without saying the Warriors would miss his 21 points and 6.5 assists per game, plus his 45.4 percent shooting from three. Curry was the most obvious snub from the NBA All-Star Game (although tell me who you want to bench for him, Tony Parker, Russell Westbrook or James Harden?).

  1. 00maltliquor - Jan 28, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    His ankle is ridiculous.

  2. doctorfootball - Jan 28, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Are this kid’s ankles made out of tissue paper? Insert some titanium plates in them already

  3. Gordon - Jan 28, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Mr. Glass

  4. goldmember21 - Jan 28, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    His ankles are made of cotton candy..

  5. adnan604 - Jan 29, 2013 at 4:08 AM

    He’ll be fine this time around because of the massive ankle cast he’s wearing. Someone on the Golden State medical staff got wise this season and instead of just taping his ankles they got him this ankle air cast. you can’t even call it a brace it’s basically a hard plastic shell on each side of your ankle with air cushion on the inside obviously for comfort.

    I’ve used these types of ankle casts, it is literally IMPOSSIBLE to roll your ankle badly while wearing these, the most you can do is tweak it slightly like Curry did here, as you can see his foot never rolled over completely the brace stopped it. If he had his ankles taped only, his foot would have completely rolled over and it would have been waaaay worse.

    I hope he gets this issue dealt with, I’ve been plagued with numerous ankle injuries that robbed me of my athleticism throughout high school so I definitely feel what he’s goin through

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