Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell uncertain to play alongside LeBron James vs Mavericks after suffering injury during Warriors game

On February 23, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Golden State Warriors 124-111 at Arena in the first game following all-star weekend.

With that win, the Lakers extended their winning streak to two, a rare phenomenon for the franchise this season. Overall teammates including Malik Beasley and Austin Reaves, as well as superstar duo LeBron James and Anthony Davis, put on a show of performance.

On the other hand, Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell suffered an ankle injury during the first quarter, rekindling the injury bug.

What is the injury update on D’Angelo Russell?

The Lakers’ PG Russell stepped on the Warriors’ Donte DiVincenzo and rolled his ankle at the end of the first quarter. The point guard left the court and didn’t come back that night.

The Lakers’ head coach, Darvin Ham, revealed there was no need for an MRI as the x-ray of the 27-year-old’s ankle came back negative.

On the matter of D’Angelo’s participation in the next game against the Mavericks on February 26, coach Ham said, “I doubt he’ll play Sunday. He’s still going through some different treatment procedures. There really hasn’t been an official word. It’s not sprained. Well, it is sprained, I should say.”

As of now, the 6.4-footer isn’t going to feature in Sunday’s game, and hopefully, he will recover in a week. Prior to his injury, he scored 2 points with 4 rebounds and 3 assists in just nine minutes of play.

Russell was selected by the Lakers in the second round of the 2015 NBA Draft and spent two years in Los Angeles. Before coming back to the Lakers, he had played for the Brooklyn Nets, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Golden State Warriors for six years.


Shahbaj Arefin

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Shahbaj Arefin is a professional Sports Content Writer at SportsZion. He mostly covers NBA, alongside NFL and MLB. His favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan. Arefin is also a football enthusiast. He is a die-hard supporter of Argentina and Chelsea FC, frequently posting on Facebook during the their matches.


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