Warriors guard Stephen Curry is progressing well in his recovery from a left foot sprain and will begin individual on-court activities next week, the team announced Friday. Curry has spent the last two weeks “performing various rehabilitation exercises in the training and weight rooms under the guidance of the team’s performance staff.”
Prior to the Warriors’ announcement, Adrian Wojnarowski and Kendra Andrews of ESPN reported that the possibility of Curry playing in a single regular season game hadn’t been ruled out, but the team’s statement said the next update on the former MVP will be issued on April 11, a day after the regular season ends.
In other words, it sounds like the Warriors are expecting Curry to miss the remainder of the regular season.
The expectation remains that Curry will be ready for the start of the playoffs, according to Wojnarowski and Andrews. For teams not involved in the play-in tournament, the postseason will begin on April 16 or 17, so Curry would have nearly a full week of extra recovery time between the Warriors’ regular season finale and first-round opener.
Golden State is in a battle with the Mavericks for the No. 3 seed in the West — the two teams are currently tied with matching 48-29 records. Barring a major change in the standings during the next 10 days, the Warriors will likely face either Denver or Utah in the first round, as those two clubs are tied for the No. 5 seed at 46-31.