Stephen Curry back in lineup for Warriors after 11-game injury absence

Stephen Curry will return and start Tuesday night for the Golden State Warriors against the Phoenix Suns, the team announced before the game.

The star point guard's minutes load will not be heavy, but coach Steve Kerr said he had no specific number in mind for how many minutes Curry will play.

Curry's return means the Warriors will have their starting five (with Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green and Kevon Looney) back for the first time since Dec. 5.

Curry missed the Warriors' past 11 games because of a left shoulder subluxation.

On Friday, Curry said his return would happen "when I'm ready." That day, Curry participated in contact and 5-on-5 work for the first time since getting injured.

On Monday, Curry was a full practice participant and scrimmaged again. He has been wearing a sleeve on his left arm, which he said is for both function and athletics.

Without Curry, the Warriors have gone 6-5, not including the game against Indiana in which he was injured.