Poor Stephen Curry! The Golden State Warriors star sprained his ankle on April 16 during his team’s game against the Houston Rockets, and now it’s up in the air whether he’ll play in Game 2. Click to see video of Steph struggling on the court.
Could the Golden State Warriors be without star player Stephen Curry, 28, in Game 2 of the NBA playoffs? Steph injured his right ankle during the Warriors vs. Rockets game on April 16. He was forced to sit on the sidelines for the second half. Will he play in Game 2? Find out what the Warriors’ coach has to say!
Stephen rolled his ankle during the game while guarding James Harden and struggled to walk normally on the court afterwards. He went into the locker room several times to get checked out, and head coach Steve Kerr sidelined him in the second half.
Despite not playing in the final two quarters, Stephen still scored the most points in the game — 24 points. The Warriors pummeled the Rockets 104 to 78 in Game 1.
The Warriors face the Rockets again on April 18, so will Stephen get to play? “As far as [Game 2 on] Monday, I’d say Steph is questionable,” Steve said in a post-game interview. “We will see how he responds the next couple of days and go from there.”
“We don’t want to take any chances.”
— NBA TV (@NBATV) April 16, 2016
Stephen is determined to keep playing no matter what. “Right now, don’t see a scenario where I’ll be out,” Stephen said after the game.
That right ankle has always been tough on Stephen. He had surgery in May 2011 to repair torn ligaments caused by strains in the previous NBA season. He recovered but sprained his ankle again during the preseason in 2012. That same year, he strained a tendon in his right foot. He had another surgery to repair the tendon.
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