Warriors point guard Stephen Curry tried out his injured right foot before the game. By the end of his workout, he was on board with the popular decision for him to rest.
CURRY: “I agreed after I tried and couldn’t do it.”
So Curry, who sprained the deltoid ligament in his right foot last Wednesday at Phoenix, is out for tonight’s road trip opener at Indiana. Coach Mark Jackson, who called Curry a long shot after Curry didn’t participate in the morning shootaround, tabbed Charles Jenkins to start. Jenkins was the starter when Curry missed eight straight games earlier this season.
Curry said doctors told him he would be out a week. So Thursday is the day they recommended he return. Curry would have played Wednesday (or at least lobbied Jackson to let him play) had the pregame workout gone well. But Curry said he has one more hurdle to clear – the plant and pivot.
The consensus is he won’t play until he’s fully recovered.
MARK JACKSON: “It’s the right thing to do. You’ve got to use wisdom and make sure he’s 100 percent healthy.”