Curry says ankle doesn't respond well after games


It wasnt long ago that Stephen Currys ankle was the maintopic of conversation when it came to the Warriors. After spraining his ankleon Jan. 4 against San Antoniothe third time hed done it in a two-week period Curry missed eight consecutive games.Curry has now played in four straight games heading intoTuesdays meeting with the Sacramento Kings.Curry talked about how his ankle is feeling after Mondayspractice.Question: How does your anklefeel?Curry: The ankle is feeling good. Itdoesnt respond well after games. It takes me a while to get back, get thesoreness out of it. But during the games I dont think about it, it feels good.You can be in shape or what you think is in decent shape to play, but when itgets to the schedule we have and being ready in the fourth quarter thats aprocess after missing so much time.So, still working on being in shape for the minutes Implaying. But Im doing pretty well.Question: Do you feel the differencebetween giving it two-plus weeks to heal and just two games or so?Curry: Honestly I didnt at first becauseit was still a little sore after games. You can feel it, though, how strongits stayed over the course of these last few games as compared tobefore.Obviously this is the most Ive played consecutively sincethe season started, but pain-wise, its felt the same. Weve been able to avoidanother incident, a non-contact turn of the ankle. Thats kind of an example ofhow its different now than how we approached it in the past.Will it always hurt?Curry I hope not. Its a full-timecommitment to try to rehab every day and do extra stuff to get my ankle right. Hopefullyus staying on top of it now and me continuing to play on it will help me getthrough this. So, next year when Icome back it will just be a normal ankle and I can keep going and keep pushinghard.

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