OAKLAND — Steve Kerr, head coach of the Golden State Warriors, didn’t sound overly concerned after Stephen Curry sprained his right ankle for the second time in as many months.
Addressing reporters during his pregame news conference on Wednesday night, Kerr said he didn’t see the injury occur during shoot around.
“It was just kind of a fluke thing,” Kerr said, noting that Curry was just going through his normal game-day routine.
“So, it kind of caught us off guard.”
The two-time MVP won’t be undergoing any testing.
“I don’t think it’s serious,” Kerr said. “There’s not even an MRI or X-ray scheduled. It’s just he tweaked it. And [head performance therapist] Chelsea [Lane] looked at it and tested it out [and] it was sore, so we’re not going to take any chances.”
Kerr had already decided to rest Klay Thompson, which is why Curry’s fellow Splash Brother is still off.
“I’m pretty sure Klay still hasn’t heard Steph is out,” Kerr joked. “He probably went home and is throwing the tennis ball to Rocco and listening to some music coming into the game.”
“But yeah, there’s a psychological aspect to a day off. It’s not just resting your legs. It’s resting your mind. It’s getting away, waking up knowing your not going to play. It’s a big deal.”