The expectation all along has been that Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry would be able to return from his two-game absence when the team takes on the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.

Curry has been out since suffering yet another ankle injury. But it seemed to be apparent that he would return at some point soon. That’s no longer the case.

According to the Warriors themselves, Curry will miss the Lakers’ game on Wednesday and be evaluated once again on March 20th.

This actually means that Curry will miss the next four games. That’s not good news for anyone involved. Golden State is currently second in the Western Conference, two games behind the Houston Rockets.

Tuesday’s announcement could very well be seen as the Warriors giving up on the idea of nabbing the No. 1 seed in the playoffs. Curry’s injury is not seen as serious. Instead, it’s all about making sure he’s 100 percent for the stretch run and the postseason.

Curry is averaging 26.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 1.6 steals per game this season.