Curry claims his foot is getting better day by day

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Stephen Curry foot is getting better and better after he suffered a foot injury last week against Boston Celtics.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has stated that his foot is getting better day by day after suffering injury on his foot last week.

Stephen Curry was present on Sunday night as he walked with a slight limp and with a boot on his left foot as he made his way up to the podium.

It was the first time he spoke with journalists since spraining a ligament in the foot Wednesday against the Boston Celtics.

“It was definitely painful at first. But it’s getting better by the day,” Curry said Sunday. “Trying to assess the recovery in real time, just knowing how much we can push it on a day to day. I’m just trying to stay patient and know that it will continue to get better.”

Curry’s injury occurred in the second quarter of Wednesday’s loss to the Celtics, when Boston’s Marcus Smart landed on Curry’s foot as the two wrestled for a loose ball. Curry said he doesn’t believe Smart was intentionally trying to injure him.

“He made the play that he did, but I don’t think it was malicious or dirty,” Curry said.

Right now, Curry is limited to upper-body and core work that does not require the use of his feet. The hope is that by next week, Curry will be able to add lower-body work and then get back on the court for basketball activities shortly after.

But Curry is emphasizing the need for patience.

“You want to not rush the beginning phases of healing,” Curry said. “That’s where you can get the most progress so when you put the shoe back on, get back out on the court, you’re not dealing with crazy soreness. You give yourself a better shot. Because this is one that if you push it too soon, it can linger and be a real nuisance.”

The Warriors said Friday that Curry would be reevaluated in two weeks, at which point the team will have five games remaining in the regular season. Coach Steve Kerr said the Warriors are hoping he’s back for the start of the playoffs on April 16 — if not before then, which Curry believes there’s a chance of.

“I think I’ll get enough time for that,” Curry said. “But I’m an optimist.”




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