Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell needed his teammates to carry him off the floor during Friday’s game against Denver after suffering what the team called a moderately sprained right ankle.
The Lakers said x-rays turned out negative, but Russell sat out for the second half. The Lakers will then evaluate Russell on Saturday to assess the extent of his injury. Russell exited with 3:10 remaining after turning his right ankle after stepping on the shoes of Denver guard D.J. Augustin during a defensive rotation.
This marked the second time in a week Russell left a game early after suffering an ailment. He bruised his left shin in Tuesday’s game against Memphis after colliding into JaMychal Green. Russell missed the second half before returning in Wednesday’s contest in Phoenix.
Russell finished with two points on 1-of-4 shooting and zero assists in 12 minutes against the Nuggets.