Myers says it’s 'unlikely' Curry returns on Friday against Charlotte

Steph would miss both games against hometown team

Karl Buscheck
December 27, 2017 - 2:53 pm

Bob Myers, the Warriors president of basketball ops/GM, swung by “The Greg Papa Show” with Bonta Hill on Wednesday to offer the latest update on Stephen Curry’s sprained ankle.

The team had previously announced that the two-time MVP is set to be re-evaluated on Friday, just before the Charlotte Hornets arrive at Oracle Arena.

“He might miss Charlotte twice,” Myers said on 95.7 The Game. “I don’t know. I think it’s unlikely, to be honest. I don’t think he’ll play Friday. We have a back-to-back and so that would put him right into a back-to-back situation, which probably is not good for any player coming off a (long absence).”

“I don’t think Friday’s that likely. Saturday? I don’t know.”

As Myers pointed out, it’s not just about getting through a 3-on-3 scrimmage in one piece, but also how the ankle responds the next day and what the swelling is like.

“The mistake we don’t want to make — that anybody wants to make — is we play him to early, he gets hurt, then we’re asking ourselves, ‘What was the point of that?’” Myers said. “So we’re going to err on the side of caution.”

Check out the full interview with Myers in the podcast below:

Bob Myers

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