Stanford physician discusses Steph’s ankle harm, restoration course of

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By Calvin S. Nelson

Stanford physician discusses Steph’s ankle harm, restoration course of initially appeared on NBC Sports activities Bay Space

The Warriors took a sigh of reduction Friday after receiving an encouraging replace on Steph Curry’s ankle harm.

Golden State is predicted to share an official replace Saturday, however a supply confirmed to NBC Sports activities Bay Space’s Monte Poole that the group obtained “optimistic information” on Curry’s MRI and his anticipated timeline to return is round 7 to 10 days.

Stanford Drugs’s Dr. David E. Oji, MD spoke to NBC Sports activities Bay Space to additional focus on the harm and what Curry’s potential rehab and restoration course of may appear like.

Dr. Oji indicated that Curry’s harm probably was on the “gentle aspect” given his anticipated fast return to the courtroom.

The Warriors star rolled his ankle late in Thursday night time’s loss to the Chicago Bulls. He limped off the courtroom earlier than going to the Warriors’ locker room for additional analysis.

MRI outcomes revealed no structural injury, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday, including that the timeline for his return will likely be primarily based on how his ankle responds over the subsequent few days.

Dr. Oji acknowledged that age should not issue into Curry’s rehab, because the sharpshooter will have a good time his thirty sixth birthday subsequent week within the midst of his fifteenth NBA season.

“So long as the ankle is secure from any harm, even from a gentle sprain, so long as the ankle stability is maintained, he is nonetheless at a pleasant optimum age that he ought to heal very properly,” Dr. Oji mentioned.

The 2-time NBA MVP formally was dominated out of Saturday’s recreation in opposition to the San Antonio Spurs at Chase Middle, however The Athletic’s Shams Charania and Anthony Slater reported, citing sources, that “there’s optimism his absence is not going to be prolonged,” including that the extent of optimism stems from how Curry’s ankle responded in a single day.

Whereas this actually is nice information for Dub Nation, the Warriors should play it secure with their famous person level guard as he works to get again to the hardwood for the ultimate stretch of the common season.

“An important factor is [to wait] for the complete analysis from his bodily remedy group and group suppliers,” Dr. Oji mentioned. “Be sure that there is no structural points. Be sure that his power and ligament stability is all properly maintained.

“They usually’ll in all probability simply have him do drills and take a look at out the ankle with or with out taping, and so long as he is doing properly, they will in all probability let him speed up his rehab fairly shortly, permitting him to get again fairly quick.”

With 20 regular-season video games remaining, Golden State (33-29) at the moment sits in ninth place within the Western Convention and is 3.5 video games again from the Phoenix Suns, who at the moment maintain the sixth and closing playoff spot.

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