Sabonis sidelined with low ankle sprain, MRI results negative

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The Pacers continue to be with Domantas Sabonis after the center had his left ankle rolled on by Philadelphia big man Joel Embiid on March 13th.

Sabonis did not travel with the team to Washington DC over the weekend but he will accompany them to New Orleans on Wednesday. The team, however, has already ruled him out for their make-up game against the Pelicans.

It didn’t look good that night in Philly as he struggled to put pressure on his left ankle. He received good news after the game when the X-rays came back negative (which is a positive). Sabonis has proven several times this season just how tough he is, posting double-doubles multiple times despite being ill, so that suggests just how limiting this ankle injury has been.

Furthermore, MRI results the following day also came back negative for his low ankle sprain, coach Nate McMillan revealed Monday after the team’s 110-100 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Starting center Myles Turner reassumed his position in the starting lineup Monday after a one-game absence as he managed a less severe left ankle sprain.

The 21-year-old backup center is averaging 11.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per game in his second season in the league.

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Domantas Sabonis in pain holding his left ankle after Joel Embiid landed on it.

[Photo via @dsabonis11 on IG]

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