Curry day to day with injured ankle

Updated: February 16, 2009, 2:02 PM ET
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DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Davidson star guard Stephen Curry's injured left ankle is not broken, and the nation's leading scorer will be listed as day to day.

Curry met with doctors on Sunday, a scheduled off day from practice, and underwent X-rays that were negative. Coach Bob McKillop said Curry will sit out Monday's practice, but no determination has been made for Wednesday's game against Southern Conference foe The Citadel.

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He was off crutches and walking normally Monday.

The Wildcats (22-4, 15-1) host No. 15 Butler on Saturday in a Bracketbusters game.

"Stephen is very resilient, and he has already gotten terrific care from our medical team," McKillop said. "We will monitor his progress on a day-to-day basis."

Curry did not speak to reporters Sunday, and the school provided no further details on the severity of the sprain.

Curry was injured when he stepped on the foot of a Furman player on a drive to the basket in the second half of Saturday's 75-60 victory over the Paladins, turning the ankle badly in a game where he had already scored 25 points.

The 6-foot-3 junior immediately hopped on one foot past the baseline and eventually fell to the floor. He was on his back with his hands covering his face for several minutes before spending the rest of the game on the bench receiving treatment, including ice. He was seen leaving the arena on crutches.

The darling of last season's NCAA tournament in leading Davidson within a missed 3-pointer of the Final Four, Curry is averaging 29 points and 5.8 assists. He has twice scored more than 40 points in a game this season and is shooting 39 percent from 3-point range. He scored 39 points Thursday in a win at Wofford.

A first-team preseason Associated Press All-America, Curry's star quality has produced large crowds at nearly every game Davidson has played this season. The son of former NBA 3-point specialist Dell Curry, the sweet-shooting, baby-faced guard has led Davidson to another strong season and potential NCAA tournament berth.

Losing Curry for any long stretch would be a tough blow for the Wildcats. After the graduation of playmaker Jason Richards last spring, Curry moved to point guard this season and took on an increased role running the offense.

With Davidson's front line playing inconsistently, Davidson has depended on Curry even more. His 753 points this season account for 36 percent of Davidson's offense.

Information from The Associated Press and ESPN.com's Andy Katz was used in this report.

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