Curry injured the foot in the second quarter of Golden State's game against the Boston Celtics when he and Marcus Smart dove on the floor for a loose ball. Curry underwent an MRI that evening that indicated the sprain.
"We're relieved it's not worse," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after practice on Friday. "That was the fear going in, that it could have been worse. We're hoping that he's back for the playoffs, maybe even a few games before the playoffs, but we'll see how it all goes."
By the time Curry is set to be reevaluated, the Warriors will have five games remaining in the regular season. The playoffs begin April 16.
It's unclear if Curry will join the team on its upcoming five-game road trip.
Kerr sees one silver lining to Curry's injury: "He's going to be rejuvenated, recharged after this time off ... so the silver lining is that Steph will get a break before the playoffs come. Assuming everything goes well, he'll be ready to roll. As far as the team is concerned, it will give them an opportunity to learn how to execute without him, which will come in handy during those minutes in the playoffs when he is off the floor. If we can learn to execute better now, that will serve us well later."
Losing Curry is the latest health blow to the Warriors, who were without Klay Thompson for the last two and a half years and Draymond Green for the past two months. Those injuries, combined with several other injuries and illnesses to key rotation players, have prevented the Warriors from finding any lineup continuity all season long.
"You hope for perfect health, but you rarely get it," Kerr said. "So you just adapt as you go. We have a really good, deep roster. A lot of guys [have] stepped us and helped us win games this year. So there is no reason we cannot continue that trend."