Report- NBA news: Los Angeles Lakers star injured in training – could miss Sacramento Kings game | Other | Sport

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Updated: November 10, 2018
NBA news: Los Angeles Lakers star injured in training - could miss Sacramento Kings game | Other | Sport

However, they may have to face the Kings without one of their key players.

Lonzo Ball reportedly hurt his ankle in training on Friday, after landing awkwardly on a team-mate’s foot.

The youngster is reportedly set to miss Saturday night’s game with the Kings, as he continues to recover from the injury.

The Lakers are attempting to turn their fortunes around after going 4-6 in their first ten games.

On Thursday night, Ball was on form as the Lakers defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 114-110 in Los Angeles.

The guard clocked six assists and five rebounds as star man LeBron James carried the Lakers to victory.

After Ball’s injury, head coach Luke Walton said to nba.com: “Hopefully it’s nothing serious.

“We got him out of the end of practice.

“He went in and got some treatment.”

Walton explained that if Ball is forced to miss any games, the team is deep enough to cover for him.

In the summer, Rajon Rondo and James were signed to the team, and Walton noted that both of those players will fill the gap left by Ball.

“We felt last year when (Lonzo) got hurt, we were searching for that guy,” he said.

“This year we have guys who we’re very confident can play that point guard position for us.

I think it’s great to have these guys on the team with (Ball) right now … We have two of the best playmakers in the league with Rondo and LeBron on the team.”