Lonzo Ball had to be carried off the floor in the third quarter of the Lakers’ matchup with the Rockets on Friday.
Ball got run over and eventually was helped to the locker room by Michael Beasley and Lance Stephenson.
Lonzo Ball had to be carried off the court to the locker room by two teammates after appearing to hurt his left leg. Will update as information becomes available.
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) January 20, 2019
Lonzo had to be carried off the court after injuring his left ankle. pic.twitter.com/t4ULQo0Sle
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 20, 2019
The Lakers announced he has a sprained left ankle and will not return to the game. He is being taken to the hospital to get X-rays because the one at the arena wasn’t working.
Lonzo Ball won’t return due to a sprained left ankle. He’s heading to a local hospital for X-Rays, since the machine at the arena is not working.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) January 20, 2019
Ball tallied a season-high seven assists in the first quarter Saturday. He had 11 at the time he went out.
He is averaging 9.9 points, 5.3 assists and 5.4 rebounds on the season.