Very soon, Steph Curry may return to the floor.
Warriors general manager and president of basketball operations Bob Myers responded to a report on Wednesday by saying that the organisation is hopeful that Curry will recover from his lower left leg injury in time for the team’s road trip the following week.
That’s the hope, Myers said to 95.7 The “Steiny & Guru” in The Game. “I believe the reason we are unable to provide you with more specific information is because it sort of depends on how he feels and if he can handle the task. He just began playing live two-on-two and three-on-three where he is going out there and attempting to feel contact once again and feel comfortable…. The wise and practical response is that they’ll find out how he feels tomorrow and the next day. So, hopefully, is he. It would be fantastic, but we also definitely do not want him to return when he is not prepared. It would be a grave error.
According to sources cited by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Wednesday, the Warriors are hopeful that Curry will make a comeback from his lower left leg injury at some point during the next road trip.
Curry is “making excellent progress,” according to the team’s official statement later on Wednesday. The timing of his return to play will depend on how well he performs in full workouts and scrimmages.
Curry has been out since February 4, when he sustained a lower left leg contusion, partial rips to his superior tibiofibular ligaments, and tears to his interosseous membrane while playing against the Dallas Mavericks.
Golden State is now 5-4 without Curry, and on Tuesday night at Chase Center, they defeated the Portland Trail Blazers in a comeback victory to end the month of February on a three-game winning streak. Curry practised earlier on Tuesday at the Warriors’ facility with the team’s backup and two-way players.
Curry was due to be reassessed after the NBA All-Star break, so the Warriors were expecting he would be ready to return then. That seems to be what will happen. However, Golden State could use their great point guard to return with the Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Memphis Grizzlies all in the near future.