- J.A. Adande, ESPN Senior Writer
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Stephen Curry isn’t playing for the Golden State Warriors against the Los Angeles Lakers Friday night because of his sprained right ankle. He says he won’t play against the Utah Jazz Saturday, when he’ll have a doctor examine the ankle again. He hopes to return next Thursday, Jan. 12, when the Warriors play the Orlando Magic in Oakland.
Curry had surgery to repair two of the three main ligaments in his ankle and now has sprained the third. He hurt the ankle in a preaseason game against the Sacramento Kings, then in the second regular season game against the Chicago Bulls and again vs. the San Antonio Spurs on Jan. 4.
Curry said the most frustrating aspect has been an inability to find any consistency because he is constantly getting hurt. He’s already going to make one change: he’s switching shoe models, from Nike Hyperdunks to Nike Zooms.
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