The X-rays taken of Davidson guard Stephen Curry's injured left ankle were negative, meaning that the All-America has a sprain and not something more serious, such as a torn ligament or a fracture.
Curry rolled the ankle when, during a drive to the basket in the second half of Saturday's victory at Furman, he stepped on the foot of Paladins forward Noah States. The injury initially looked more serious, as Curry lay just off the end of the court for about 5 minutes while the ankle was wrapped in ice. He watched the game's final 9 minutes 20 seconds from the back row of Davidson's bench, his foot propped on the chair next to him to keep it elevated.
He left the arena on crutches.
His status, according to a statement from Wildcats coach Bob McKillop, is day-to-day, which means that he hasn't yet been ruled out for Davidson's next game. The Wildcats play The Citadel Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Belk Arena.
The team did not practice Sunday — it was a scheduled day off. Curry will not practice today.
"Stephen is very resilient, and he has already gotten terrific care from our medical team," McKillop said. "We will monitor his progress on a day-to-day basis."
While there would seem to be a likelihood that Curry will not be ready for The Citadel, Davidson has a comfortable hold on the No.1 seed for the Southern Conference Tournament and can afford his missing a game or two. A season-ending injury, which seemed possible Saturday, would have been something else altogether.
Curry leads the nation in scoring, averaging 29 points a game.
— Stan Olson, Charlotte Observer