Nets’ Seth Curry has had successful ankle surgery

Seth Curry had successful arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle on Monday, the third operation on a Nets player in less than two months – and by the third other doctor.

After Joe Harris had ankle surgery in mid-March, Ben Simmons underwent back surgery last week. Now it was Curry who had Dr. Martin O’Malley had it performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery, one that both he and the Nets fully anticipated as he played through pain in the latter part of the season.

“It’s been on my mind for a while, ever since I was in Philly. So it’s something I’ve been dealing with for a while. It probably won’t go away completely by the end of the season when I have extended time to rest and heal it,” Curry said in March.

“I’ve been into this for so long now, I know different ways to get it right for the game and things like that. Not to go into detail, just something I’ll probably have to deal with for the rest of the season.”

Curry is expected to be fully recovered before next season’s training camp, which is expected to start in September. The surgery is expected to correct an injury the veteran security guard was dealing with even before he arrived in Brooklyn in a February 10 trade deal.

Seth Curry

The injury was so bad the Nets never considered shutting him down because they didn’t feel a week or two of rest would make a difference. The operation always seemed like a fait accompli.

“Trying to calm him down is definitely a priority for us; but also knowing that if we rest him, it doesn’t mean he comes back and plays a game and it’s all gone,” Nets coach Steve Nash said last month. “It could be right where he started.

“It’s a bit difficult to just hold him indefinitely to try to believe he’ll be cured. We don’t think so. He’ll struggle a bit the rest of the way.”

Curry has one year left on his four-year, $32 million contract and is considered a steal next season at a team-friendly $8.558 million.

The veteran guard posted a career-high 15.0 points last season with 42.2 percent shots from 3-point range. And though the ankle injury cut his practice time and limited his training regimen, he averaged 14.9 points at 46.8 percent from deep with the Nets — including a white-hot 52.2 percent in the playoffs.

Curry is the third-best all-time 3-point shooter in both the regular season (43.9 percent) and the playoffs (47.5 percent), leading all active players in both events. He even surpasses Harris, who would make Brooklyn deadly floorspacers next season centered around Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Nets’ Seth Curry has had successful ankle surgery


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