the Warriors released an update on Stephen Curry’s injury status with the playoffs just days away. They will face the Nuggets in the first round, but Curry’s status for the series opener is uncertain.
Curry missed the final 12 games of the regular season with a sprained ligament and bruised bone in his left foot. He was injured on March 16 when Celtics guard Marcus Smart dove for a loose ball at Curry’s feet and made contact.
The two-time MVP continued to make solid progress and resumed shooting and running on the field last week. However, the full NBA playoff schedule has yet to be announced. The play-in tournament is yet to take place, but the official playoffs begin Friday and the Warriors host the Nuggets in Game 1 Saturday on ABC at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Curry’s importance goes without saying, but he led the team with 25.5 points per game and shot 38% from behind the arc this season. Any hope of winning an NBA title hinges on Curry’s ability to adapt at Golden State. He will likely return, but it’s unclear if it will be in time for Game 1.
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