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D'Angelo Russell leaves with sprained ankle; doubtful to play Sunday

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Russell rolls ankle, taken off by teammates (0:25)

Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell suffers an apparent ankle injury and is carried off just before halftime against the Nuggets. (0:25)

LOS ANGELES -- Lakers rookie point guard D'Angelo Russell left Friday night's 116-105 loss to the Denver Nuggets after suffering a moderate right ankle sprain in the first half.

A Lakers spokesman said X-rays came back negative.

On Saturday, the team announced Russell's status as doubtful for tomorrow's game against the Washington Wizards at Staples Center.

"I'll see how I feel in the morning," Russell said. "I definitely want to get out there. We only have a few games left so I want to finish the season out on a positive note."

Russell, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 draft, started and had two points and a rebound in 12 minutes. He suffered the injury when he stepped on the foot of an opposing player. Russell crumpled to the court in pain and had to be helped off it by two teammates.

"The pain was bad; it hurt," he said. "I couldn't walk at all. Then I iced it down, the numb went away and I was able to walk. So, good sign."

Russell went into Friday's game averaging 13.3 points, 3.5 assists and 3.4 rebounds.