With 1:48 left in the first quarter of L.A.’s Sunday evening contest against Golden State, Andrew Bynum sprained his left ankle while landing on the foot of a teammate going for a rebound, and missed the rest of the game.
X-rays came back negative, however, allowing the Lakers to classify the injury as “moderate.” Bynum will be re-evaluated on Monday, with the team’s next game coming on Tuesday evening against New Jersey.
Bynum missed both shots he attempted in the first quarter, finishing the game scoreless with three rebounds.
**UPDATE**: We caught up with Bynum on his way out of the arena, and he said that while sore, his ankle was “fine,” and that he would “definitely” play on Tuesday. Officially, we will have to see how he feels on Monday and at shootaround prior to the Nets matchup, but his positive feeling is certainly good news for the Lakers.