Stephen Curry says he’s still in some pain and has not been cleared for basketball activities but adds that he could rejoin the Golden State Warriors’ light practices in the next few days.
Steve Kerr confirmed that Kerr is progressing well but said there is a slim chance that Curry rejoins the team in time for Game 2 against the Portland Trail Blazers, according to Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Stephen Curry made the statement that he’s still suffering some pain on the knee during an interview in the TV broadcast of the Warriors-Trail Blazers Game 1.
“He’s progressing well. Before he’s going to be in a game, he needs to be on the floor in five-on-five situations, which means it’s pretty slim that he’ll be out there in Game 2,” Kerr said in the article. “We’ll monitor him and see how it goes. Hopefully, we’ll get him back at some point. … It’s nice to have that long break between Games 2-3.”
Game 2 is set Wednesday but Game 3 is still on Saturday (May 7) which means a three-day rest before the series shifts from Golden State to Portland. The winner of the Warriors-Blazers series will be matched up against the Oklahoma City Thunder or San Antonio Spurs in the West Finals.
Curry has a sprained right MCL and was originally diagnosed to be out for two weeks or about another week before he can return. However, fresh news this week stated that Curry can potentially return earlier than expected.
The Warriors defeated the Trail Blazers via a blowout in Game 1 though and it would be unnecessary for Curry to return early as Golden State are favored to win the series even without Stephen Curry.
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