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Lakers PG Lonzo Ball exits Nuggets game with apparent ankle injury

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According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN, Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball exited Tuesday’s game against the Denver Nuggets with an apparent lower-body injury.

Lonzo Ball heading to the locker room after appearing to be in pain following a collision with a Denver player. Seemed to be favoring his left knee. Lakers trainer Marco Nuñez went with him to the back.

Hopefully, Ball’s injury is not serious enough to make him miss multiple games. In an update by Mike Trudell of ESPN Los Angeles, Ball is trying to shake off the injury during the halftime break, which is a good sign.

Before he went to the locker room to have his ankle checked by the Lakers’ medical team, Ball recorded seven points on 3-for-5 shooting from the field to go with four rebounds and an assist in 16 minutes on the floor as a starter.

Lonzo Ball entered the Denver game with averages of 8.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game, while shooting 40.4 percent from the floor and making 35.5 percent of his shots from deep.

The Lakers are already missing Rajon Rondo, who is still nursing a right-hand injury, so potentially losing Ball to injury would definitely add more workload to LeBron James in the Lakers’ backcourt.