SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) — Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry took part in full practice on Friday for the first time since suffering a partially dislocated left shoulder, and could be back in National Basketball Association action next week.
Curry, who was hurt in a game against the Indiana Pacers on 14 December, told reporters at the Warriors’ Chase Center his first “no-limits” training session with teammates felt good.
“It was nice to break a sweat,” Curry said.
“Today was the first day of practicing with everybody and being around the guys in terms of getting up and down, five-on-five with contact.
“It’s been, what, three and a half weeks? I feel like I haven’t lost too much.”
Curry concluded practice with shooting drills, wearing a white sleeve under his jersey on his left arm and shoulder.
Warriors general manager Bob Myers suggested recently that Curry could be back in action next Friday against the San Antonio Spurs.
Head coach Steve Kerr said Wednesday that timetable seemed possible, although Curry has yet to be medically cleared to return for the reigning champion Warriors.
“He’s progressed really well,” Kerr said. “There have been no setbacks.”