While the Los Angeles Lakers closed out a four-game homestand with a thrilling come-from-behind win against the San Antonio Spurs, it came at the expense of Brandon Ingram as he suffered a sprained left ankle in the first quarter.
The injury occurred when Ingram went up for a midrange jump shot and he landed on the foot of Spurs big man LaMarcus Aldridge. Ingram immediately grabbed at his left foot/ankle as teammates, Lakers head coach Luke Walton and trainer Marco Nuñez gathered around him.
He shot the free throw on what was upgraded to a Flagrant 1 foul, then was immediately subbed out of the game. X-rays were negative and the Lakers diagnosed the third-year forward with the sprained ankle and deemed him questionable to return.
Ingram was then ruled out at halftime, finishing with 5 points and 1 block in just 5 minutes of action. Walton did not have an immediate update on Ingram’s status following the win and said he would be re-evaluated.