Warriors star point guard Stephen Curry limped off the floor midway through the second quarter of a preseason win over the Portland Trail Blazers after hurting his surgically repaired right ankle Friday night.

With 6 minutes, 9 seconds left in the second quarter, Curry's right ankle was hit by another player during a loose ball scrum, and he favored the ankle as left the court.

"He's fine," coach Mark Jackson said after the Warriors' 101-97 victory. "He wanted to go back in the game."

Jackson refused, and Curry went to the locker room.

Curry, who missed 40 games last season because of problems with the ankle, didn't return for what the team called "precautionary reasons."

"If it was a Game 7, he'd be available," Jackson said.

Warriors power forward David Lee echoed Jackson, saying that although "there's been a lot of talk about the ankle," this "could have happened to anyone," and that Curry would be fine.

Curry played just 12 minutes, scoring two points and handing out four assists.

A recurrence of his ankle problems could prove costly to Curry, who is seeking a new contract with the Warriors entering his fourth season. Should his ankle woes resurface, it could squash any hopes of an early extension.

Curry, the Warriors' franchise player, led the Warriors with 19

points in Wednesday's win over Sacramento, but the team had brought him back slowly before the setback Friday night.