Warriors guard Stephen Curry sprained his ankle during Wednesday’s practice for Team USA in Madrid, Spain. ESPN reports that the injury looked serious at first, but that there is no structural damage to the ankle. Here’s an excerpt from ESPN’s article:
Curry landed on a teammate’s foot during a scrimmage and immediately went down, and those who witnessed it said the injury initially appeared serious. “I think he was a little scared,” coach Mike Krzyzewski told ESPN.com. But the team’s athletic trainers later told the coaching staff there was no structural damage to the ankle, and Krzyzewski said he had “no idea” if Curry would be available for practice Thursday — two days before the United States plays Lithuania in its first exhibition game this summer outside of the United States.
Scary stuff, but it’s good to know that it’s less serious than originally thought. It will be interesting to see how this affects Curry’s chances of sticking with the team. Part of me almost wants him to pack it up, grateful for the experience he’s had up this point, and come home to rest and recover for the start of training camp.