Nothing’s official yet, but Stephen Curry is gearing up for his return.
The Golden State Warriors star scrimmaged with the team on Thursday morning after dealing with a lower leg injury that has kept him out for about a month. Curry was ruled out of their game Thursday against the Los Angeles Clippers and Friday against the New Orleans Pelicans, but coach Steve Kerr didn’t rule out Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers as a possible return date.
“He looks good. He’s been working really hard,” Kerr said, via NBC Sports. “I think within days of the injury, he was on the bike. It was impressive just watching him on the bike, I mean how hard he goes. He’s really amazing when it comes to his conditioning level and his commitment to keeping it high. He’s had a good chances these last few days to get up and down … We’ll re-evaluate probably in the next couple of days.”
while playing defense in their win over the Dallas Mavericks on Feb. 4. The team ruled him out at least through the All-Star break, though Curry hasn’t played since.
The 34-year-old has averaged 29.4 points, 6.4 assists and 6.3 rebounds in 38 games this season for Golden State.
If Curry is able to return on Sunday, he will have missed 11 games for the Warriors. They sit 5-4 without him headed into Thursday’s game against the Clippers at the Chase Center.
Sunday’s game against the Lakers is the first of a three-game road trip for Golden State. The Warriors will travel to Oklahoma City on Tuesday and then to Memphis on Thursday, both of which could be potential return spots for Curry if he isn’t able to return on Sunday after all.