NBA: Steph Curry back at practice, return from shoulder injury nears
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry entered full training Friday for the first time since dislocating part of his left shoulder and could return to playing in the NBA next week.
curry, ai injured in the game against the Indiana Pacers 14, told reporters at Warriors’ Chase Center, his first “unlimited” training session with teammates felt great.
Curry said: “It’s nice to sweat.
“Today was the first day of training with everyone and being with the boys in terms of ups and downs, 5 vs 5 in contact.
“Had, what, three and a half weeks? I feel like I haven’t lost too much.”
Curry finished training with shooting drills, wearing a white shirt underneath his jersey on his left arm and shoulder.
Warriors general manager Bob Myers recently hinted that Curry could return to action next Friday against the San Antonio Spurs.
Head coach Steve Kerr said Wednesday that timetable seems likely, although Curry has yet to undergo medical testing to return to play for the defending champion Warriors.
“He’s progressed really well,” Kerr said. “There is no failure.
“He is getting out on the pitch and doing more every day. As Bob said, we hope that next week he will be able to come back sometime. So we’ll see how it plays out.”
Curry, 34, was averaging 30.0 points, 6.8 assists and 6.6 rebounds per game before his injury, a 50 percent shooting rate.
Curry said his decision to return will be a day-to-day affair.
“The whole plan was ready when I was ready,” he said.
The Warriors lost 6-4 in Curry’s absence. But their troubles on the road – which, before his injury, continued and the defending champions lost only 3-16 away this season, 17-3 at their home.
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