The Golden State Warriors came away with a 125-115 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, but GSW lost star guard Steph Curry after he rolled his ankle while attempting to steal the ball.
Curry sprained his right ankle with 59 seconds on the clock in the 4th quarter. Golden State was up 120-113 when Curry rolled his ankle while trying to strip the ball from Pelicans guard E’Twaun Moore.
Curry helped his team come back from a 20-point deficit when he suffered the injury.
“I hadn’t done that one in a while,” Curry said after the game. “Sprained my ankle. See how it feels tomorrow and kind of go from there. Obviously a sucky situation, but I’ll be back.”
X-rays were negative for a fracture but the team is nervously awaiting the results of an MRI on Tuesday.
Curry was seen leaving the Smoothie King arena wearing an orthopedic boot and walking on crutches.
“I didn’t see him twist it, but I seen him coming back with some crutches, so just staying positive,” said Warriors star Kevin Durant, who was ejected in the 4th quarter. “Hopefully he gets better quick, but we also want him to take his time and make sure that thing’s 100 percent. It sucks, man. Late in the game like that and for him to be on crutches, hopefully it gets better.”
Curry is expected to be out 4-6 weeks.