Kerr on Curry’s recovery: ‘Obviously, it’s taking longer than we first anticipated’

Warriors head coach details the latest on the sidelined superstar

Karl Buscheck
November 15, 2018 - 1:53 pm

Amid Draymaggedon on Thursday morning, head coach Steve Kerr addressed yet another major topic swirling around his club: what’s up with Steph?

Curry’s on the Texas trip, as the de facto chaperone and keeper of the peace, but he won’t even be re-evaluated until Nov. 24.

“Obviously, it’s taking longer than we first anticipated but that’s because the original MRI didn’t show anything terrible," Kerr told reporters. "I think I referred to it as encouraging. But as Rick explained to me, symptoms are the most important thing,” Kerr said, referring to the advice of Rick Celebrini, the team's director of sports medicine and performance.

Curry hasn’t played for a week, when he exited in the third quarter of the 134-111 loss to the Bucks.

“And sometimes the symptoms of the MRI don’t fit,” Kerr continued. “It’s not always perfect. So, we’re basing this on symptoms. And, groin injuries are tricky. So, he’s definitely out for the rest of this trip.”

Earlier in his post-shootaround availability, Kerr lauded Curry as the “short Tim Duncan,” an ode to No. 30’s leadership skills.

“He’s getting better each day,” Kerr said. “He’s working with Rick. it’s great to have him on this trip — while we’re going through this adversity that we’ve hit. Steph is always a guy who smooths out bumps and keeps us rolling.”

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