Seth Curry said last week he doesn’t expect his ankle to be fully healthy again this season, but he certainly didn’t expect to find himself on the pitch in significant pain just days later.
In a troubled season, Curry is back at the bottom of the Nets after falling to the ground in his second game from a left ankle injury.
The 3-point specialist seemed to slip towards the end of the second quarter, throwing the ball away but staying on the pitch. He lay for a few moments, limped back on defense and was taken out shortly after with what the team called a left ankle sprain. He didn’t come back.
“We’ll see how it is [Tuesday], but when he spoke to him at halftime, it didn’t sound like he thought it was doom and gloom,” said coach Steve Nash after the Nets’ 114-106 win over the Jazz at Barclays Center. “Hopefully it’s a speedy recovery, but you never know how these things will react when they explode overnight. … I think he’s optimistic it’s not that bad.”
There are concerns, particularly because the injury is to the same ankle Curry has been battling since he was with the 76ers. Nash said that injury, however, is different from the one that kept Curry out of three games last week.
The Nets – who have also been without Andre Drummond (no COVID illness) and the usual absences of Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons – can’t afford to lose much more.
Curry said Friday he feels he’s found a way to fix his ankle problem, but “it probably won’t go away completely [until] End of season.”
The networks announced that Joe Harris underwent successful left ankle ligament reconstruction surgery Monday in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
The sniper is expected to make a full recovery ahead of next season’s training camp, the team said.
Kevin Durant overtook Jerry West (25,192) for 22nd on the NBA all-time leading scorer list.
The two have a relationship from Golden State, where West was an executive. Durant described West as “almost like the godfather of our sport.”
“The next time I see him, I’ll tell him a little bit about it,” Durant said.
https://nypost.com/2022/03/21/nets-seth-curry-exits-against-jazz-with-ankle-injury/ Nets’ Seth Curry is out against Jazz with an ankle injury