Stephen Curry

Almost two days after rolling his ankle again, Curry shed his crutches Thursday and reported little swelling. He said he felt a pop when he rolled the ankle in Sacramento on Tuesday, and the pain is different from pre-surgery sprains.

“I’m making sure that we take control of it now, so it doesn’t linger like last season, when it became a habitual thing of dealing with it every week,” said Curry, who was walking gingerly. “That’s my main concern right now.”

Curry desperately wants to play in the national showcase game against the Clippers, but he has been down that road before. He rushed back at least a couple of times last season and was plagued by repeat sprains.

He said the ligaments are much tighter in his right ankle than his left, and he played for two months without any sprains or pain after the surgery. The ankle is shaped differently now, so the pressure is on areas that weren’t injured last season.

– Via Rusty Simmons of theĀ San Francisco Chronicle