Detailing the injuries to Stephen Curry
Stephen Curry said his current ankle injury is more painful than ones he suffered last season. (USA TODAY IMAGES)
Steph Curry spoke to reporters after Wednesday night's loss to the Heat. The interview took place in the hall at Oracle, around 10:20 p.m. and lasted at least ten minutes.
We were in an area where photographers are not allowed to shoot video of the players, therefore there were no TV crews around (only radio and print reporters). I was part of the media scrum for about 8 minutes, then I left for my live report on Sportsnet Central. Here are the notes from the interview:
--Steph Curry did not play against the Miami Heat because of ankle and knee injuries.
--Steph said he wanted to play vs the Miami heat, but there was "no way that was possible" his ankle is sore and weak, and he's not certain his knee is OK.
--Steph injured his knee Sunday Night during the game against the Denver Nuggets.
--Wednesday morning he was determined to test his knee to see if he was healthy enough to face the Miami Heat.
--For the first hour and 15 minutes, Steph was "very aggressive" during the Warriors shootaround.
--During the shootaround a basketball was headed out of bounds, Steph decided to sprint after the ball, which is when/how he tweaked his ankle.
--Steph iced his ankle for six hours after practice. His ankle was not swollen but it was sore and weak.
--He will travel with the Warriors for their upcoming 2-game road trip which begins in San Antonio.
--When asked if he's listed as day to day, he nodded his head (side to side) and said, "yes something like that."
-- He mentioned he will not rush back.
--Once he regains strength in his ankle and the soreness is gone, he will test his ankle, then eventually test his knee to see if he is ready to play.
--He stated multiple times that Doctors have not said how fast his ankle will heal.
--His current ankle injury is more painful than the ankle injuries he suffered last season.
Henry Wofford is a news anchor and reporter for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter: @HenryWoffordCSN