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
Kevin Durant's status for Monday's game in Philadelphia remains up in the air.
The Warriors forward, who missed his first game of the season on Saturday, is listed as questionable for the team's game against the 76ers.
Prior to the game against the Nets, head coach Steve Kerr told the media that Durant's left hand was "still a little swollen" and called the injury a "day-to-day" thing.
Without Durant, the Warriors still managed to cruise to a 112-95 win over Brooklyn.
Durant injured his left pinky in the opening minutes against the Clippers on Thursday. He remained in the game, but late in the first quarter, he retreated to the locker room with a member of the training staff.
He returned to the game after X-rays came back negative. He played 34 minutes and finished with 25 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists.
It appears Andrew Bogut is set to see what the view is like from the other side of the NBA's top rivalry.
Traded by Dallas to Philadelphia on Thursday, the former Warriors center will receive a contract buyout from the 76ers and then join the Cleveland Cavaliers for the stretch run, according to ESPN.
On Saturday, the Cavs, Spurs and Rockets were all reported to have interest in Bogut if he was made available following a buyout.
Injuries have derailed Bogut's season. He appeared in just 26 games with the Mavericks this season and averaged 3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1 block per contest.
Bogut was part of the two Warriors teams that faced the Cavs in the last two NBA Finals matchups.
Bogut's tenure with the Warriors came to an end on July 7, 2016 when he was traded to Dallas in order for Golden State to clear salary cap space to sign Kevin Durant.