Message from Stephen Curry to Warriors fans worried he is the latest victim of the Warriors’ injury curse:
“I’ll be fine.”
Curry sprained his left ankle during a Team USA practice. He went up for a rebound and landing on a teammate’s foot. It was initially called “mild” but still was cause for concern among Warrior fans, considering Curry is the starting point guard and part of the franchise core.
Doctors told him there is no structural damage to the ligaments or tendons in his left ankle. Curry’s sprained ankle, he promises, is really just a mild sprained ankle. So much so, he’s going to continue his pursuit of making the national team for the World Championships. He said if he thought the injury would linger, he would leave Team USA to make sure he’s healthy for the season.
He said he is hoping to play in Saturday’s game vs. Lithuania in Spain, though it all depends on how his ankle feels. He is presumed to be in a battle with Clippers guard Eric Gordon for the 12th and final roster spot for the World Championships, w hich starts Aug. 28 in Turkey.
CURRY: “There’s no curse. When you play hard every possession on the court, things happen. Every team has its string of injuries. Last year was ours. That’s it.”