The Golden State Warriors have had themselves a rough start to their 2011-12 season thus far, with on the court problems with Stephen Curry’s ankle and off the court problems with franchise face Monta Ellis; though Curry’s problems seem to be much less stressful.
CSN Bay Area’s Matt Steinmetz reports that Curry is day-to-day with an ankle sprain to his surgically repaired ankle, leaving him questionable for the Christmas day opener against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Curry rolled the ankle right before halftime in Tuesday’s preseason meeting with the Sacramento Kings, and appeared to be in significant pain. He remaining on the floor for several minutes and had to be helped off by his teammates.
If Curry plays, he likely won’t be 100%, and will likely struggle to keep up with Chris Paul in a hobbled condition. If he doesn’t play, the pressure gets put on bench guys like Brandon Rush and Ish Smith, or maybe even rookie’s Charles Jenkins or Klay Thompson to step up in Curry’s place. The proverbial, no-win situation.
Curry missed eight games last season with variable ankle sprains, leading him to have offseason surgery to strengthen it, which apparently didn’t quite do it’s job. Starting off this shortened season without a guy like Curry is the last thing this team needs.