Steph Curry's injury boils down into a high-ankle strain variant
What did the Steph Curry injury update actually mean? Any lingering questions were answered by Dr. Seth Sherman from Stanford Medicine.
"An MRI [Saturday] night confirmed Curry suffered partial tears at his superior tibiofibular and interosseous membranes, as well as a contusion in his lower leg," the team stated in a Sunday statement.
According to Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area, Curry will be out for a few weeks. He will also miss at least five games in the next five. The Warriors hope their star guard will be back soon after the All Star break.
What did the injury update actually mean? In an interview with NBC Sports Bay Area, Dr. Seth Sherman, an orthopedist at Stanford Medicine, answered any questions about Curry's diagnosis.
Sherman explained that the "interosseous membrane" is a thin sheet of tissue located between the tibia and fibula bones." Then you have the lower-level ligaments, the tibiofibular, which connect the fibula to the tibia bone.
Dr. Sherman stated that "the bottom line is that high-ankle sprains can have longer time frames than the lower-ankle versions. ... Timeframes may vary depending on severity of course, from days to weeks to sometimes weeks to months. This is a good thing.
Curry sustained an injury in the third quarter Saturday's 119-113 win by the Warriors over the Dallas Mavericks. Curry was injured when McKinley Wright IV, a Dallas guard, made contact with Curry’s lower left leg." This is a high ankle variant. Dr. Sherman stated that if it's stable and less severe, there is still hope and optimism."[Curry] has, of course, shown resilience in other injuries throughout his career. He has a great team of medical and training staff to support him. These injuries, as we have seen from Stanford, allow athletes to return to their sport and perform at their best.