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Knee injury for Warriors’ Stephen Curry less serious than the one father Dell Curry is recovering from

Stephen Curry makes his whole family laugh, from left, sister Sydel Curry, wife Ayesha Alexander, daughter Riley Curry, mother Sonya and Father Dell during his acceptance speech for the 2014-15 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player at the Oakland Convention Center in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, May 4, 2015. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)

Stephen Curry makes his whole family laugh, from left, sister Sydel Curry, wife Ayesha, daughter Riley, mother Sonya and Father Dell during his acceptance speech for the 2014-15 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player at the Oakland Convention Center in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, May 4, 2015. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)

Stephen Curry isn’t the only member of his family to be going through a knee injury, but the one to his father, Dell Curry, is far more serious than a Grade 1 MCL sprain.

Dell Curry told 1065 The END he fell last month while getting out of the shower at the Ritz-Carlton Cleveland as the Charlotte Hornets broadcaster was getting ready for the game against the Cavaliers, causing an injury worse than any he had during his entire playing career.

“I stepped out of the shower, leg slipped, there was water on the marble floor, my knee hit the doorknob,” Curry told the radio station last week. “I mean, perfect. I couldn’t do it again if I staged it. Shattered my patella tendon, tore the tendon.”

Curry said he tried to get up and fell back down before crawling to his phone and calling the Hornets’ team trainer and having to get into an ambulance.

“I knew something was wrong right away because of the pain I was feeling throughout my body,” Curry said. “Again, this is the most serious injury I’ve ever had. And then they told me three months. I didn’t believe them. I thought, ‘OK, I’m am ex-athlete. I’m in pretty good shape. I’ll cut that in half.’ No. Does not matter. It’s the knee, it’s the joint, it’s the patella, it’s the kneecap. The patella does everything in your leg. It’s the reason you can raise your leg, bend it. So you’ve got to take its time, let the tendon heal.”

Curry underwent surgery, forcing the 51-year-old to miss telecasts. He didn’t attend Tuesday’s Warriors playoff game to watch his son after the Hornets’ season had ended. Curry said he has a long way to go in his slow recovery process.

“I’ve got to keep my leg up,” Curry said. “I’m still unable to bend it at all. Big ol’ huge, heavy construction brace, so I’m kind of immobile. I’ve got to have my wife drive me to rehab and back, and it’s about all I can do. It’s a serious injury.”

Curry was feeling well enough to at least laugh about the injury.

“So I think the Cleveland Ritz, they got the wrong Curry,” Dell joked. “I think they thought my son was staying in (Room) 904 instead of me.”

“Not so much (a funny story) for me, but for my friends, my sons, my buddies, they’re going to have a lot of fun with this,” Curry added.

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Warriors’ Stephen Curry to miss at least two weeks due to right knee sprain

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) dribbles past San Antonio Spurs' Patty Mills (8) as he slips on the floor in the first quarter of their game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) dribbles past San Antonio Spurs’ Patty Mills (8) as he slips on the floor in the first quarter of their game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

OAKLAND — Warriors guard Stephen Curry is expected to miss at least two weeks due to the right knee sprain he suffered in Game 4 against the Houston, the team announced Monday.

An MRI exam revealed a Grade 1 sprain of the medial collateral ligament.

Curry is out for the remainder of the first-round series against the Rockets and if the Warriors advance is expected to miss games in the Western Conference semifinals against either the Los Angeles Clippers or Portland Trail Blazers.

“Thanks 4 all the prayers & messages,” Curry tweeted. “Can feel all the positive energy. God is Great! All things considered I’m Gonna be alright! #DubNation.”

The Warriors lead 3-1 in the series against the Rockets after a 121-94 win Sunday in Houston, but lost Curry to injury in the second quarter.

Curry suffered the sprain on the final play of the first half when he slipped on a wet spot on the court and saw his knee buckle.

He warmed up before the start of the second half with the intention of playing, but the team’s medical staff and coach Steve Kerr prevented his return.

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Warriors’ Stephen Curry ‘feeling good,’ expected to play in Game 4 against Houston Rockets

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) practices before their NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) practices before their NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

HOUSTON — Stephen Curry is expected to play in Game 4 of the Warriors’ first-round series against the Houston Rockets on Sunday after recovering from a right ankle injury.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Curry in the morning reported he woke up feeling good like he did Saturday after participating in 5-on-5 scrimmaging in practice.

Kerr said he assumed Curry would play, though no official announcement is expected to be made until after the reigning MVP goes through his pregame warmup.

Curry missed Games 2 and 3 after tweaking the ankle in Game 1. The Warriors lead the series 2-1.

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Warriors’ Stephen Curry to miss Game 3 against Houston Rockets

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) drives to the hoop against Houston Rockets' Jason Terry (31) in the fourth quarter of Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) drives to the hoop against Houston Rockets’ Jason Terry (31) in the fourth quarter of Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

HOUSTON — Stephen Curry will miss Game 3 of the Warriors’ first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets due to his tweaked right ankle, according to coach Steve Kerr.

Curry had participated in shootaround before meeting with a team doctor and trainers. Kerr and general manager Bob Myers were also in on the decision-making process, according to Kerr.

“He felt pretty good, he moved well, he wanted to play,” Kerr said. But ultimately we didn’t feel comfortable after four straight days of inactivity throwing him in the middle of a playoff game not knowing how the ankle would respond.

“His thought was that he would be OK. We just felt a lot more comfortable putting him through a 3-on-3 tomorrow, probably a 5-on-5 Saturday and really seeing if he’s OK or not. It wasn’t worth the risk if we had put him out there tonight and he had re-injured it. That’s too big of a risk, so we’ll see what happens the next couple days, and hopefully he’ll be ready for Game 4.”

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Warriors’ Stephen Curry now pain-free walking on ankle, but still questionable for Game 3 against Houston Rockets

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) celebrates a basket by a teammate during their game against the Houston Rockets in the first quarter of Game 2 of the first round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, April 18, 2016. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) celebrates a basket by a teammate during their game against the Houston Rockets in the first quarter of Game 2 of the first round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, April 18, 2016. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

OAKLAND — Stephen Curry reported to Warriors general Bob Myers on Tuesday he was walking on his right ankle without pain, but he remains questionable for Game 3 against the Houston Rockets.

Myers told 95.7 The Game a determination on Curry’s status was expected be made Thursday morning before shootaround unlike when discomfort from the sprained ankle cut short the reigning MVP’s warmup routine shortly prior to Game 2.

“He won’t play until he’s pain-free and able to move freely on the court,” Myers said Wednesday. “But if he is, then you say, ‘If you’re actually pain-free and go through all these mobility tests that test the strength of the ankle as compared to the other one, if you feel like you’ve ruled out any risk’…then you let the guy play. But until you get that moment, it’s pretty easy to say, ‘Don’t play. You’ve got pain, and it’s pain when you cut, and it’s pain when you plant.'”

Curry felt exactly that going through an abbreviated pregame routine Monday, according to Myers. Curry punched basketball in frustration, walked off the court and was relegated to the sideline in a game the Warriors went on to win to take a 2-0 game in the first-round series.

Myers said that Curry walking pain-free was “kind of new,” describing the discomfort before Game 2 as “limited, very slight pain.”

An MRI exam that Curry underwent Tuesday confirmed there was no major injury.

“The MRI was more precautionary just to rule out anything that someone might be missing,” Myers said. “Initially we thought there was no need for one, and that probably was correct to feel like there was no need for one, but then thinking on it, we said, ‘Why don’t we just get one just to make sure? What’s the point? There’s no harm in getting an MRI.’ There is a two percent chance you miss something. But it didn’t show anything unexpected.”

Curry suffered what the team called a “tweak” of the ankle while running back on defense in the second quarter of Game 1, causing him to miss most of the second half.

“If he’s 100 percent, he’ll play,” Myers said. “I know a lot of people say, ‘Just don’t play him at all,’ but if you’re 100 percent, you can play. But that’s the part that’s hard to discern sometimes is what is 100 percent. You have to trust the athlete. You have to trust your staff, the doctors. Fortunately, he didn’t feel like nor did anybody else feel like this was any major trauma or injury that was suffered.”

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Warriors’ Stephen Curry to undergo MRI today

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) drives to the hoop against Houston Rockets' Jason Terry (31) in the fourth quarter of Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) drives to the hoop against Houston Rockets’ Jason Terry (31) in the fourth quarter of Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

OAKLAND — Stephen Curry is scheduled to undergo an MRI exam on Tuesday, according to a Warriors spokesman.

The Warriors listed Curry as questionable to play in Game 3 of their first-round series at Houston on Thursday due to a right ankle injury.

“It’s the back of his foot,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after Curry missed Game 2. “It’s underneath the ankle. It’s something down there.”

Curry punched at a basketball after cutting short his warmup routine before Monday’s game, two days after suffering the injury while running back on defense in Game 1 against the Rockets.

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Warriors’ Stephen Curry will miss Game 2 against Houston Rockets due to ankle injury

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) waits for play to resume during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) waits for play to resume during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

OAKLAND — Stephen Curry will not play in Game 2 of the Warriors’ first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets due to his injured right ankle.

Curry appeared on the court for warmups, but cut short the routine and left the floor shaking his head. Later, owner Joe Lacob and general manager Bob Myers entered the training room.

Missing the game would give Curry at least four days of rest before potentially playing in Game 3 on Thursday in Houston.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said before the warmup that the team would “definitely err on the side of caution.”

“It’s not worth risking turning this into a long-term issue,” Kerr said.

Curry was injured in the second quarter of the Warriors’ win in Game 1 on Saturday in what the team described as a “tweak” suffered when he ran back on defense.

Kerr said he spoke with Curry earlier in the day about the team’s decision-making process when it came to his right ankle, which was surgically repaired in April 2012.

“Steph is a very rational person.,” Kerr said. “He’s easy to speak with, and we kind of went over the different scenarios, and he understands we have first of all his best interests at heart, his career. We know that he had surgery on that ankle four years ago, so he’s got a lot of basketball ahead of him, and there’s plenty of cases in the past where people have played through stuff and it didn’t turn out so well. Grant Hill being the one that always jumps out at me, and whether that’s the same type of thing as this, I don’t really know. But I do know that we have to look after his health because the competitor that he is, he’s going to want to play.”