The bucket list seems endless, as Lakers forward Brandon Ingram strives to improve this offseason by bulking up in muscle, playing in Summer League and working out with Kobe Bryant.
Ingram also added another item on that to-do list. He partnered with DonJoy Performance, which calls itself the “leading creator of innovative sports bracing technology” through products that help with injury prevention, protection, pain and performance.
“Injuries are a part of basketball, no matter what level you’re at,” Ingram said in a statement. “I want to make sure I have a long-standing, successful career, and DonJoy Performance products will play a key role in ensuring that I stay healthy and in the game.’
Ingram mostly stayed healthy his rookie season as he led the Lakers in minutes played (2,279) while averaging 9.4 points on 40.2 percent shooting and 4.0 rebounds in 28.8 minutes per game. But he also missed three games late in the season because of patellar tendinitis in his right knee.
So Ingram has become an ambassador for DonJoy Performance, a global provider of medical device solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management. Ingram plans to promote DonJoy Performance’s bracing and support sleeves, including the TRIZONE line of lightweight hybrid support sleeves.
“We are excited to team up with Brandon at the beginning of his career and provide him with the leading sports medicine products needed to help prevent injuries and keep him in the game,” said DonJoy Performance General Manager Charlie Setzler said in a statement.