The Warriors players need to be placed in bubble wrap. There is no other solution.
Andrew Bogut returned to action against the Toronto Raptors on Monday after missing the last 38 games to rehab his surgically repaired left ankle and was incredibly effective in limited time. He had 12 points, eight rebounds, and four blocks in 24 minutes.
Things were looking up for the Warriors (27-17), that is, until the third quarter.
While Bogut began to find his rhythm, Stephen Curry found his way back to the trainer's table with an ankle injury of his own.
It is the second time this season Curry, who is averaging 21 points and better than six assists, injured his right ankle in the third quarter and did not return to the game. It is unknown if he will play tonight at Cleveland but the first ankle injury this season kept him out for two games.
Although, Head Coach Mark Jackson said he held Curry out of the fourth quarter as a precaution.
"There was no need to put him back out there," Jackson said. "He wanted to get back in the game, but I've got more interest in his future and our future."
The Warriors have been plagued with injuries for years and usually have to find a creative way to piece a team together. The 2012-13 season has been no different.
The Warriors have played with their projected starting lineup of Curry, Bogut, David Lee, Klay Thompson, and Harrison Barnes all of three times this season and they will have to mix and match at least for the next few weeks.
According to the San Jose Mercury News, Bogut will be limited to 25 minutes per game and will not play back-to-back games until after the All-Star Break. Curry said his ankle injury was similar to one earlier this season.
The Warriors' depth could be their saving grace this season. Jarrett Jack has been a suitable replacement for Curry and the team has gotten by without Bogut for much of the season, plugging in Festus Ezeli, Andris Biedrins, Carl Landry or sliding over Lee.
Jack averaged 18 points and six assists in those two games Curry missed.
The Warriors play eight more games before the All-Star Break, including two back-to-backs, with five of them on the road.