Stephen Curry
Stephen Curry has missed six games after suffering a groin injury. In this picture, Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors, reacts as the Golden State Warriors score against the Dallas Mavericks in the first half at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, Nov. 17, 2018. Tom Pennington/Getty Images

The Golden State Warriors are taking a really cautious approach when it comes to Stephen Curry’s injury since it is the first time the point guard is suffering a groin issue — he has had multiple knee and ankle injuries during his career.

The team are keen to avoid a relapse and have thus decided to wait out for as long as possible before giving him clearance to return to action. Curry has now missed six games after his initial diagnosis — following the injury during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks — suggested he would have to sit out just a couple of games.

The point guard, who has been averaging over 30 points per game this season, has been missed as the Warriors have lost four of their last six games. Coach Steve Kerr revealed that Curry would be rested for another week after Tuesday’s practice session.

The three-time NBA champion is expected to be re-evaluated Saturday, but the earliest he would return to the court would be for the Warriors’ game against Orlando Magic on Monday. He was certain to miss their next three games against Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trailblazers, and the Sacramento Kings.

San Francisco Chronicle’s Connor Letourneau revealed that Kerr was hoping Curry could return in the “not-so-distant future” after revealing he had gotten a lot of work done on the court in recent days. However, the guard would have to get the all-clear from doctors before returning to full practice.

The Warriors point guard recently revealed that progress on his injury was going in the right direction and confirmed he had not suffered any setbacks that could prolong his stay on the sidelines. Curry admitted he was also learning about the injury as unlike his ankles, it was the first time he suffered a groin issue.

"Progress is moving in the right direction," Curry said before his team's loss to the Mavericks on Saturday. "[I] haven't had any setbacks or anything like that. But it's more so about getting full range of motion, doing so where it's pain-free and things like that.

"I'm learning about this one. I can tell you everything you want to know about ankles. But this is obviously a new one for me, so trying to make sure I stay cautious, but knowing that we're moving in the right direction.

"So I don't know how long it will be, but that's all I can pretty much ask for,” the Warriors guard added.

Curry would not be the only absentee for Warriors' Wednesday night game against Oklahoma City, with both Draymond Green and Alfonzo McKinney also ruled out after Tuesday’s practice session.

The duo, who would be missing their third straight game, could have a slight chance of returning when the Warriors take on the Trailblazers after the Thanksgiving holiday Friday.