Stephen Curry Latest News: Golden State Warriors Wonder Boy To Return Before May 9
Reigning NBA Most Valuable Player and Golden State Warriors' primary arsenal Stephen Curry remains enthusiastic that he will be returning earlier than the expected target date return of May 9 after he suffered a Grade 1 MCL sprain.
Curry who address his recuperation during the team's practice at the Warriors' facility in Oakland, California told ESPN, "I always have an optimistic view, no matter what it is, so I hope to get back sooner (than May 10)," Curry told reporters. "Having talked to the doctors and the athletic training staff and all the experts, that two-week timeline - as (Warriors general manager) Bob (Myers) said - was an educated guess."
The 28-year-old streak-shooting point guard disclosed that he was fortunate to not have aggravated the also the injury of his ankle which he sprained in their debut playoff match with the Houston Rockets. He was in high spirits that his "unfortunate slip" courtesy of a wet spot on the floor during halftime of Sunday's game three in which they defeated the Rockets was not that extreme.
However, Curry who along with the Warriors is eyeing a back-to-back Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy admitted that there has been irregular pain and is undertaking a rehabilitation process of the injury three times a day.
"Whether it's before two weeks, after two weeks, right at two weeks, the plan is to stay the same. Every day I'm getting treatment, every day I'm trying to do what I need to do to get back on the floor. And when the body says it's time, we'll push that button," the Akron, Ohio native assured his fans.
A Warrior-less Curry continued their dominance against the Rockets as they ended their series with a 4-1 play-off card as they press forward for a semi-finals match with an overachieving Portland Trailblazers.
The Warriors outscored the Rockets 104-90 to take Game 5 lead by Curry's Splash Brother Klay Thompson with 27 points along with seven 3-pointers.
Prior to the Blazers ousting the injury-plagued Los Angeles Clippers, NBA gave a series preview as Curry will probably suit up sometime in Game 4 or Game 5.