Stephen Curry Advances to Next Step in Recovery

LOS ANGELES — Point guard Stephen Curry participated in non-contact drills in the Warriors’ light practice at UCLA on Thursday, presumably meaning his headache has dissipated.

Curry missed Wednesday’s loss to visiting Memphis because of a mild concussion, sustained Monday at Utah. His only symptom, according to the Warriors, was a headache. If he is symptom free following the work he did today, he can advance to the next step in the concussion protocol: contact practice.

Friday’s shootaround is the last opportunity for him to pass this hurdle. It’s usually a light walk through, but the Warriors can create some contact opportunities for him, such as three-on-three action. How he responds to that would determine if Curry can play when the Los Angeles Lakers host Golden State.

Curry was unavailable for comment, as is Warriors’ procedure for injured player. He was the only starter at practice as coach Mark Jackson gave his heavy-minute players a day off. Andrew Bogut, David Lee, Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala all took Jackson up on his offer.

All of the reserves took part in the team’s light workout. including Harrison Barnes though he started in Wednesday’s overtime loss.

“I’m still a reserve,” Barnes said, flashing a smile.


Marcus Thompson