The Golden State Warriors will once again be without Stephen Curry as his troublesome right ankle will force him to sit out once again, this time against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Curry missed practice on Thursday, causing Warriors general manager Larry Riley to issue a statement regarding his injury on Thursday:
"At the end of last season, Stephen Curry was examined by Dr. Mark Myerson in Baltimore and Dr. Bob Anderson in Charlotte, both renowned foot and ankle specialists. Both doctors recommended ligament reconstruction on his right ankle, which was performed by Dr. Anderson in May of 2011. Since that time, Dr. Tim McAdams and the Stanford medical team have continued to work with Dr. Anderson and the Warriors' athletic training staff regarding Stephen's ankle. His summer-long rehabilitation went extremely well and no problems were encountered until he suffered a sprain of the ankle at Sacramento on December 20.
"Stephen performs functional tests well. He is taped, wears an ankle brace and has a different shoe. For no lack of effort on anyone's behalf, the problem has continued. At this point, Stephen will continue to receive treatment and rehabilitation and his status is day-to-day. He will be evaluated by Dr. McAdams prior to our game in Oakland on Saturday, when we hope to determine the best way to proceed."
Perhaps the continued re-aggravation of the injury is causing the ligaments to become looser, but it is looking like the sprains are coming easier with each passing episode. The W's desperately need his production, and if they ever want to land Dwight Howard, they will likely need a healthy Curry to do so.
For more on the Warriors, head over to Golden State of Mind to get your fix.