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Golden State Warriors' guard Stephen Curry 'might' return as soon as Thursday versus Toronto

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Over the weekend, the Golden State Warriors' head coach Steve Kerr addressed the media saying Curry could return on their upcoming road stint.

"He's doing much better, and we are just going to keep taking it day-by-day," Kerr said. "Rick (Celebrini) feels very strongly that he will play on the road trip, but we don't have anything else to add." Rick Celebrini being their director of sports medicince and performance.

Then, after shootaround Monday morning Kerr suggested his return could come as soon as Thursday versus the Toronto Raptors, per Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicles.

"He might," Kerr stated on the topic of Curry returning versus the Raptors. "We'll see how he does tomorrow."

Kerr joked that Curry 'looked good' against the film crew and assistant coach Willie Green in a scrimmage on Monday, that he'll fully participate in practice on Tuesday and they'll go from there.

The Warriors are a mediocre 5-5 in Curry's absence, though they have strung together three wins in a row going into Thursday's contest.

The former two-time MVP was playing at an extremely high level prior to his injury, averaging 29.5 points, 6.1 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game while shooting 51.5 percent from the field and 49.2 percent from three. Golden State was 10-2 prior to his injury and they stand in at 15-7 now, still tied for first in the Western Conference.

They have also been without Draymond Green who has missed the last five games with a sprained right toe and early breakout player Alfonso McKinnie, who has also missed the last five games with a sore left foot.

There is no question the Warriors are itching to get their star sharpshooter back and you can expect him to make an immediate impact once he does return. He's further along in his rehabilation progress than Green and McKinnie, but it doesn't sound like the reigning champions are too far away from returning to full strength.

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