After dealing with a problematic ankle injury throughout the 2012-13 season, Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry expects to be ready to go by the first game of the regular season, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! reports.
The 6-foot-3 guard returned to the Bay Area this week and while he's been cleared medically, he's not being pushed by the staff. Still, Spears reports that Curry should begin 5-on-5 play before training camp starts.
According to Matt Steinmetz of CSN Bay Area, Curry underwent an ankle surgery in April to clean out debris, and there was no structural damage. That's good news considering Curry's history.
He missed 40 games last season due to the ankle injury that occurred before the year began. After reinjuring the ankle a couple times, Curry called it quits in March.
His numbers had suffered last season as well. Curry averaged 14.7 points and 5.3 assists per game, a couple ticks below his career averages of 17.5 points and 5.8 assists averaged for his career.
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