Before the Golden State Warriors began defense of the NBA title they won in 2017 on Saturday against the San Antonio Spurs, the team announced Stephen Curry has made “steady functional progress” since suffering a Grade 2 left MCL sprain March 23 against Atlanta.
The team said Curry “will intensify his on-court rehabilitation in the coming days.”
The Warriors said Curry was examined again Friday by the team’s medical staff and will be re-evaluated in one week.
Curry’s intensified rehab process will include “more running and lateral movement,” the team said.
Since Curry suffered the injury against the Hawks, the Warriors stumbled to the finish line, winning just four out of their last 10 games.
However, the Warriors looked just fine in their playoff opener against the Kawhi Leonard-less Spurs on Saturday, cruising to a 113-92 victory.
Golden State coach Steve Kerr, who said before the playoffs began there’s “no way” Curry plays in the first round, does not seem ready to push Curry to come back sooner than he’s able.
“When he’s ready, he’s ready,” he said. “But he’s making progress, which is a good sign.”
Curry, though, provided his personal update of his rehab process.
“Every day has been something good, advancing the rehab process,” Curry said. “I’m looking forward to hopefully, making more progress as we look towards the playoffs.
“It’s been an interesting two weeks so far. Just trying to get some rhythm, some strength back, some flexibility, range of motion, all that type of stuff.”
Thursday, Curry posted a picture of himself strapping a brace on his knee while seated on a chair in the weight room with the caption, “Soon, come… “