Los Angeles Lakers swingman Kentavious-Caldwell Pope managed just 17 minutes of action in Friday's 109-103 win over the San Antonio Spurs, as the 27-year-old was forced to exit the game with an ankle injury. Caldwell-Pope underwent a X-rays shortly after sustaining the injury, and the 6-foot-5 small forward himself provided an update on the results after the game.

Caldwell-Pope sounded optimistic about the injury, as he shared how the X-ray results came out relatively clean:

The Lakers are already missing Alex Caruso due to health protocols, so this recent injury on KCP is another tough blow for the defending champs. Then again, the fact that Caldwell-Pope seems to have avoided a serious injury is still good news for L.A.

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Caldwell-Pope finished Friday's win with 11 points on 4-of-8 from the floor, one three-pointer, two rebounds, and an assist.

It was Anthony Davis who led the way for the champs, logging a game-high 34 points on 13-of-26 shooting, to go along with four treys, 11 boards, five assists, and two steals. LeBron James wasnt bad himself, recording a 26-point, 11-rebound, 10-assist triple-double.

KCP is likely to miss at least a bit of time due to this injury. But this development could present itself as an opportunity for Lakers youngster Talen Horton-Tucker, who himself was one of the standouts of L.A.'s preseason matchups.

The Lakers return to action on Sunday to take on a shorthanded Memphis Grizzlies side, who are missing star point guard Ja Morant. L.A. will face off against the Grizzlies again on Tuesday, which will mark the end of their current four-game road spell.