According to reports, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry may rejoin the team’s lineup next week.
The Warriors’ next road trip kicks off this Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers, and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski stated Wednesday that “there’s confidence” Curry might return during the trip.
ESPN Sources: There’s optimism Golden State’s Steph Curry (left lower leg) will return sometime on next week’s three-game road trip, which begins Sunday vs. Lakers. Warriors play Thunder on Tuesday and Grizzlies on Thursday. Curry has been out since suffering injury on Feb. 4.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 1, 2023
The 34-year-old was “making good progress” in his treatment from a lower left leg injury, the team reported on February 22. He will be reevaluated in one week.
The club confirmed on Wednesday that Curry is making progress in his rehabilitation and has participated in several scrimmages:
Stephen Curry injury update: pic.twitter.com/SrOLS1Nfbe
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) March 1, 2023
In a win against the Dallas Mavericks on February 4, the veteran point guard suffered partial ligament rips and a contusion in his left leg, keeping him out of action for the past nine games.
After missing 11 games earlier this year with a left shoulder subluxation, Curry is sidelined for a prolonged period of time again. When he is not playing, the Warriors have a 12-12 record so far this season, according to StatMuse.
The four-time NBA champion has been playing at an MVP level whenever he’s on the court. He is making 49.5 percent of his field goals and 42.7 percent of his threes for an average of 29.4 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 6.4 assists per game.
The Warriors have failed to establish consistency this season despite Curry’s stellar play. The current champions are 32-30 and are seventh in the Western Conference.
The Warriors can’t hope to repeat last year’s playoff victory without the return of the nine-time All-Star and the performance he gave them then.
The responsibility lies with Klay Thompson if Curry is compelled to keep missing time. Find out more news and articles only here.