Golden State Warrior fans must have enjoyed Steph Curry’s latest update on his status in this weekend’s playoff opener against the Denver Nuggets.
Athletics Shams Charania and Anthony Slater reported during Warriors practice April 14 that Curry is well on his way back this Saturday, April 16, as long as he doesn’t encounter any setbacks.
The April 14 training session marked the first official match that Curry participated in with his teammates. As is customary, Curry was the last player in the gym and he spent 40 minutes after practice just shoot.
Curry then spoke to reporters for 30 minutes about his process and how he feels heading into the post-season.
“You’re dealing with a trauma,” says Curry of the rehabilitation process. “You want to make sure you have a good understanding of life factors like how you move and how painful it is. Then you worry about harmonic-wise, and rhythm-wise. Figure out what’s left to get to 100% and things are both positive when I get back there and understand that I’ll be ready to play when that time comes — Saturday I hope. Having missed a bit of time now, obviously I’ve been through this before so I have more confidence to go out on the pitch and help my team win. ”
Curry admits pain tolerance is something he will have to deal with as he prepares for the knockout stages. He admits he hates questions about the level of close to 100% because at this point in the season it’s just not realistic to not be in pain.
“There was some pain or discomfort,” Curry admitted. “But you are freed to play, and at that point there is no time to really worry about that. Will you help the team win? Can you make an impact from what you do? I feel if the answer is yes, then that means I’m ready to compete.”
When Curry picked up the injury against the Boston Celtics on March 16, no one was sure how long it would take for him to return to the field. Curry admits that it wasn’t until recently that he felt he could finally see the light at the end of the tunnel as he entered his rehab.
“Saturday [April 9]Curry said, last weekend, when the guys were in San Antonio. “I stayed and got some work done, and was able to extend my time sitting on the floor — intense workouts.”
Steph Curry hasn’t come out of the woods yet but injured her leg
As optimistic as Curry’s update is, there’s always the ability to regenerate his feet. This two-time MVP has suffered multiple injuries throughout his illustrious career, but he’s got something of a foothold for the first time with this particular illness in his foot.
“It’s strange because this is the first injury [for the first] Two and a half weeks, I can’t really do anything on my feet… you have to be aware of how much you hit it, because the healing process is in its final stages, and now it’s time to try. Try to catch up and get ready to play, and obviously not just playing a game, but also a knockout. “
Earlier in his career, Curry would try to work into the timetable that doctors and coaches would set for him and risk his own re-energizing. Now that he is older and wiser, he understands that he needs to trust the process and follow the doctors as best he can.
Regarding a bone bruise – something new came out in the most recent press release – Curry says time is the only way for it to heal, because it can flare up pretty easily if it doesn’t. properly treated.
“There is nothing you can do about it [bone bruise]. It just takes time. It’s something that — from what I understand — can exist if you don’t handle it properly, especially in the early stages of the process. Everything is fine, everything is fine. If you don’t go far enough in the recovery process, that’s where it can become more of an issue over time. Hopefully by Saturday I can put it behind me.”
Curry will be limited within minutes of return
Obviously, with a pretty serious leg injury, the Warriors will choose to bring Curry back gradually. When asked about the number of minutes the coaching staff were aiming for, head coach Steve Kerr could not give a number but offered a number he knew Curry would not reach.
“I don’t know what the number is, but he didn’t play 30, 35 minutes,” Kerr said.
This raises a follow-up question regarding Curry being able to come on from the bench to maintain his game minutes, so he could be limited for several minutes to game time. final match. Kerr jokingly replied that maybe not.
“Yes, that was when I was young and naive. Now I’m just old and dumb”.
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