Steph Curry Will Reportedly Sit Out Wednesday As The Warriors Await MRI Results On His Ankle

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Steph Curry has battled through an injured finger on his shooting hand for much of this season, leading him to seek advice from Kobe Bryant on playing through the pain, but on Monday night against the Pelicans, the Warriors’ star suffered another injury setback when he went down with a sprained ankle.

After the game, those in the locker room reported Curry’s ankle was still significantly swollen and while x-rays on the ankle came back negative, the team is awaiting the results of an MRI on Tuesday. While the official results of that are still unknown, ESPN’s Chris Haynes reports the star guard will, at the least, sit out the Warriors’ game on Wednesday night against Charlotte.

If there’s good news for the Warriors, its that they can give Curry a fairly substantial amount of rest if needed without him having to miss too many games, as their schedule over the next two weeks is pretty well spaced out. The Warriors play Charlotte on Wednesday and then face the Pistons on Friday, Blazers on Monday, Mavs on Thursday, and Lakers on the following Monday. That means Curry could get a full two weeks rest (again, if needed) and only miss five games.

We won’t know what the severity of what’s been deemed a sprained ankle is until those MRI results come back, but considering the opportunity this section of the schedule affords them, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Warriors stay cautious and play it safe with their two-time MVP.