Lonzo Ball may not be on the floor for the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday.
The 21-year-old guard practiced at the ankle in practice when he landed on a teammate's foot during a fight, coach Luke Walton told reporters Friday.
He said he was not sure about the state of Ball for the team's match against the Sacramento Kings.
"We hope it's nothing serious," Walton said. "We removed from the end of the practice, entered and received treatment".
The Lakers have added the star LeBron James, as well as Rajon Rondo, among others this offseason.
Walton said the team now has options to replace Ball as the main handler of the ball if he lacks the time.
"We felt last year when [Lonzo] We were hurt, we were looking for that guy, "Walton said." This year … we have people who are very confident that can interpret that position of playmaker for us.
"I think it's nice to have these guys with the team [Ball] now … We have two of the best league directors with Rondo and LeBron in the team. "
The ball averages nine points and 4.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists in 26.1 minutes per game this season.
The Lakers will take part in their game against Kings with a 5-6 record.