Los Angeles Lakers rookie Brandon Ingram sat the second half of last night’s game against the Utah Jazz due to an apparent knee injury. Ingram, who the Lakers drafted No. 2 overall in June, didn’t seem too concerned with the injury and said it’s, “nothing too serious.”
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“It’s nothing too serious,” Ingram said. “It’s just a little tendinitis; nothing serious.”
“I felt felt my knee was still sore,” Ingram said. “I didn’t feel I could run on it too much a little bit. But once I got back, I was pretty good.”
So much that Ingram did not to stay in the trainer’s room. He spent time walking and backpedaling. He then spent the second half sitting on the bench. During timeouts, Ingram often stood up and walked around without any limp.
“Even when I was running, I feel okay,” Ingram said. “It’s better to be cautious about it and come back and try to run on it again.”
The Lakers are hopeful that Ingram will play Sunday against the Thunder. The rookie is averaging 5.5 points and 1.5 rebounds per game.