Steph Curry said Sunday that his ankle, which required a painkiller injection just to play on, probably isn't going to improve for the duration of this series, or maybe even the playoffs. From the San Jose Mercury News:
It can get better than it was this morning. ... I doubt it'll be 100 percent for the foreseeable future, but knowing that I can be on the court as a threat, I've got to be ready.
Curry had to take an anti-inflammatory and painkiller injection to play in the Warriors' Game 4 win Sunday, his third injection of the playoffs. At some point that's going to be problematic if he keeps having that level of discomfort and mobility limitation. There are concerns with using those treatments repeatedly.
Curry wasn't his usual self on Sunday despite a pretty stellar stat line. He made shots he usually makes and some incredible ones, like the lefty one-handed one. But he also looked disengaged, and it was Jarrett Jack who really carried the Warriors to tie the series.
Curry's ankle will improve with evey day off, but he cannot suffer another tweak. Anything else and he's going to have to miss time. His determination shows his toughness, that he's playing through the injury, but the kid's only human.
For a complete rundown of Curry's comments, including video, check out Golden State of Mind.