Los Angeles Lakers Lose D'Angelo Russell To Ankle Injury Mid-Game Against Golden State Warriors

Photo: Instagram/D'Angelo Russell 

D'Angelo Russell, the point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, suffered a right ankle sprain during the first half of their game against the Golden State Warriors and had to leave the game.

According to Michael Corvo of ClutchPoints, the injury will prevent Russell from playing for the rest of the game.

While attempting to inbound the ball, Russell accidentally stepped on Warriors guard Donte DiVincenzo's foot, causing his right foot to twist awkwardly and resulting in him falling to the ground in pain.

Photo: Instagram/D'Angelo Russell 

Before his exit, Russell had scored two points on 1-for-3 shooting from the floor, with four rebounds and three assists in nine minutes of playtime.

Dennis Schroder will likely take over as the starting point guard, with LeBron James taking on a larger playmaking role.

Russell has played in four games for the Lakers since being traded to Los Angeles by the Minnesota Timberwolves ahead of the trade deadline, averaging 17.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 5.7 assists per game.

The Lakers hope that Russell's injury will not keep him out of future games beyond the Warriors game.

However, if he does need to rest, Schroder will likely return to the starting lineup.

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Source: Clutch Points


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