Curry’s ankle is stable but there is significant swelling and no firm timetable for his return, league sources said. The two-time Most Valuable Player will be sidelined for a while, league sources said.
Curry, 29, suffered the injury late in the Warriors’ 125-115 road victory in New Orleans. X-rays returned negative on Monday night, and Curry underwent an MRI exam on Tuesday.
Curry scored 31 points, had 11 assists and grabbed five rebounds in 35 minutes against New Orleans. Curry sprinted in an attempt to close out on a pass with 57.9 seconds remaining, yet as he extended he rolled his right ankle after stepping on the foot of the Pelicans’ E’Twaun Moore as he attempted to stop.
Curry, a two-time NBA champion, is averaging 26.1 points, 6.3 assists and 5.1 rebounds in 22 games this season. He had recurring ankle injuries early in his career, playing in just 26 games in the 2011-12 season, but has played 78 games or more in each of the past five seasons.
Curry did suffer a sprained right knee in the first round of the 2016 playoffs against Houston, returning to the Warriors late in their second-round series against Portland. The knee continued to hamper him throughout the rest of the team’s postseason run, which ended in a seven-game series loss to Cleveland in the NBA Finals.