Stephen Curry was held out of the U.S. National Team’s practice in Madrid on Thursday, still nursing a sprained left ankle.
Curry originally sprained his ankle at the end of Wednesday’s practice. He is said to be progressing, is still listed as day-to-day, and is expected to be back “shortly,” according to USA Basketball officials.
“He didn’t have swelling so that’s one of the reasons it’s real good,” head coach Mike Krzyzewski said after practice. “He might practice tomorrow, it’s a day-to- day thing, but it’s much less serious than we thought when the injury occurred, which is good news.”
Without Curry, the U.S. Team scrimmaged for the entirety of Thursday’s session. They will go through a non-contact practice on Friday before taking on Lithuania on Saturday (3 p.m. ET, ESPN) and Spain on Sunday (3 p.m. ET, NBA TV) at La Caja Magica arena.
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