Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry left tonight’s preseason game against the Portland Trail Blazers after rolling his surgically repaired right ankle on another player going after a loose ball in the first half. The injury doesn’t seem serious as he did not need a MRI though as a precaution he did not return to the game.
In nearly 12 minutes of action he had 2 points and 4 assists on 1-2 shooting.
Jarrett Jack replaced him at point guard receiving over 30 minutes of playing time and finished with 9 points, 9 assists, 5 rebounds, 3 steals on 4-8 shooting and 1-3 from beyond the arc in the 101-97 victory.
After tonight the Warriors have two more preseason games on Monday and Tuesday then an eight day layoff before their regular season opener. With what happened in 2011-2012 with Curry missing 40 games due to continuously re-injuring a sprained right ankle will he be held out of the remaining preseason games? It would make the most sense to take the cautious approach and make sure he’s 100 percent to start the season.
Right now the Warriors are also making sure Andrew Bogut who is also recovering from ankle surgery will be at 100 percent before he gets the opportunity to play.
This injury even with it not being serious shows why the Warriors went out and acquired Jack in a three-team trade that sent small forward Dorell Wright to the Philadelphia 76ers. He is a veteran with starting experience and if Curry does not play for the remaining games he can show how well he fits in with the starters in case something happens later in the season.
When Curry is healthy he is among the top point guards in the NBA.
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