Lakers rookie Moritz Wagner injures ankle and knee versus Knicks

ByKevin Pelton ESPN logo
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

LAS VEGAS -- Los Angeles Lakers rookie center Moritz Wagner left Tuesday's NBA summer league game against the New York Knicks at halftime with a left ankle sprain and left knee strain.

Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson, watching the game courtside, came to the bench to take Wagner to the locker room late in the first quarter after the Lakers' first-round pick (No. 25 overall) rolled his ankle. After getting the ankle retaped, Wagner returned in the second quarter, before being ruled out at halftime.

"He'll be re-evaluated tomorrow," Lakers summer league coach Miles Simon said after his team's 109-92 win.

Wagner, who entered Tuesday's game averaging 13.6 points and 9.2 rebounds between five summer appearances in Sacramento and Las Vegas, finished with seven points, two rebounds and two steals in his nine minutes of action against the Knicks.

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