Stephen Curry injured his right ankle during Tuesday’s exhibition loss (story, box score) to the Sacramento Kings. Curry was hurt in the second quarter and had to be helped off the court. Reports after the game indicated that Curry would receive X-rays Tuesday night and then be re-evaluated on Wednesday.
The injury was to Curry’s right ankle, the same ankle he had surgery on during the offseason. The ankle has been problematic the past couple seasons for Curry and the hope was that the surgery would fix the problem. Now, Curry’s health and availability for the start of the season is unknown. Warriors fans can only hope that Curry bounces back quickly as he has with injuries to this ankle in the past.
If Curry has to miss games, the Warriors are in trouble. There’s no way to sugarcoat it. This kind of situation is where the Warriors will miss Reggie Williams, who was allowed to leave so the Warriors could sign DeAndre Jordan to an offer sheet that was later matched by the Clippers. Williams, a versatile guard/forward, made up the brunt of the Warriors’ depth at guard. Now that he’s gone, Golden State will have to rely on rookie Klay Thompson. Considering his uneven performance Tuesday night (he missed 13 of 15 shots), it’s difficult to feel confident about his ability to step in and make a meaningful contribution.