Stephen Curry injury update: Warriors hope guard will play on upcoming road trip

The Warriors announced Saturday they hope Stephen Curry will be able to play on the team’s upcoming five-game road trip.

“Warriors guard Stephen Curry, who has missed the last eight games due to a strained left groin, was re-evaluated earlier today by the team’s medical staff,” the statement read. “The evaluation indicated that he is making very good progress as a result of his rehabilitation program. He will begin to intensify his on-court workouts and, if he continues to progress at the level demonstrated in recent days, it is expected that Curry will begin to practice with the team next week.”

The Warriors have a game Saturday and then another Monday at the Oracle Arena before the five-game road trip starts Thursday in Toronto.

Curry is averaging 29.5 points, 6.1 assists and 5.0 rebounds this season.

Golden State is 3-5 without him in the starting lineup.