Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors has been out of rotation since the beginning of February, recovering from a left leg injury that he suffered in a game against the Dallas Mavericks.
Without Curry, his team has been able to score a few vital wins and remain well within the playoff race, currently sitting in fifth place in the Western Conference.
However, it is no surprise that the Warriors are very ready to bring Curry back into the lineup, as he is still their best player and one of the most important athletes in the NBA.
They will soon be getting their wish.
As reported by Chris Haynes, Curry is planning to return on Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers, unless an unexpected setback occurs.
Barring a setback, Steph Curry (leg) plans to return Sunday vs. Lakers, per B/R's @ChrisBHaynes pic.twitter.com/Gzzz2mcjG1
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 3, 2023
The team said that Curry has undergone several scrimmages over the past few days, including one as recently as Thursday.
Head coach Steve Kerr said that Curry is looking good and ready to play although he definitely won’t participate in Friday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans.
During his absence, Curry has missed ten games and the Warriors have fought on and achieved a 5-5 record.
Their latest victory was a big one, a 115-91 triumph over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night, led by Jordan Poole’s 34 points.
There was a time when the loss of Curry would have ruined Golden State’s chances but the team has been much better about surviving without him.
That is partly because injuries have become more common for the four-time champion over the last few years.
The Warriors are now in the best position they have been all season but things could get even better with Curry suited up again.NEXT: Warriors GM Comments On Klay Thompson's Leadership