The Los Angeles Lakers are a much better team than they were last year, no doubt about it. Not only is LeBron James on the team, but all the young guys are progressing very well, especially from playing alongside the king. One of those young players is Brandon Ingram.
At the age of 21, small forward Brandon Ingram is in his third year in the league playing for the Lakers. He is one of the brightest young stars on the team, with lots of potential, as he was drafted as the second overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft out of Duke University.
This season has really clicked for Ingram, however the young forward will be missing an estimated two games due to a sprained ankle. The Lakers are heading on the road for a two-game trip, but Ingram will stay home during that time.
Ingram injured his ankle at the beginning of the Lakers’ game against the San Antonio Spurs on December 5th. The injury happened when Ingram was driving to the bucket when he got fouled by Spurs centre LaMarcus Aldridge.
Ingram had an MRI exam late Thursday night, and the re-evaluated news regarding his ankle should come out Friday evening right before the Lakers matchup against the Spurs (again). Other than the fact that he will be missing the next two games, there has been no other word regarding his injury. Hopefully, for the Lakers, the injury isn’t too serious.
This season, in 19 games with LA, Brandon Ingram is averaging 15.7 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 2.3 APG, and shooting a stellar 47% from the field.