Nick Young’s sprained right ankle could keep him sidelined for preseason opener

Lakers forward Nick Young sprained his right ankle during Thursday’s practice, leaving his playing status unclear for the team’s preseason opener Saturday against the Golden State Warriors in Ontario.

“He’ll probably sit out tomorrow,” Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said after practice Thursday. “We’ll see about Saturday.”

The Lakers also play Sunday against the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center. They will already be without Kobe Bryant, who left Wednesday evening to Germany for a procedure on his right knee, according a source familiar with the situation.

Young is listed as day-to-day. Because of his absence, the Lakers’ scrimmage on Thursday entailed Jodie Meeks playing shooting guard with the first unit.

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