Warriors guard Stephen Curry has sprained his right ankle seven times in the past 15 months and underwent surgery in the offseason. His latest setback occurred Wednesday night in a loss to San Antonio, when he tweaked it in the third quarter and was forced to leave the game.
The Warriors issued a statement from general manager Larry Riley on Thursday providing more details about the nature of the injury and the next steps for the third-year guard.
Official Warriors statement:
At the end of last season, Stephen Curry was examined by Dr. Mark Myerson in Baltimore and Dr. Bob Anderson in Charlotte, both renowned foot and ankle specialists. Both doctors recommended ligament reconstruction on his right ankle, which was performed by Dr. Anderson in May of 2011. Since that time, Dr. Tim McAdams and the Stanford medical team have continued to work with Dr. Anderson and the Warriors athletic training staff regarding Stephens ankle. His summer-long rehabilitation went extremely well and no problems were encountered until he suffered a sprain of the ankle at Sacramento on December 20.
Stephen performs functional tests well. He is taped, wears an ankle brace and has a different shoe. For no lack of effort on anyones behalf, the problem has continued. At this point, Stephen will continue to receive treatment and rehabilitation and his status is day-to-day. He will be evaluated by Dr. McAdams prior to our game in Oakland on Saturday, when we hope to determine the best way to proceed.
-- Warriors GM Larry Riley