Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert sprained his left ankle in the first quarter of his team's game on Wednesday against the Golden State Warriors, the Pacers announced. Indiana declared him out for the game during the third quarter, according to Candace Buckner.
After sustaining the injury, Hibbert needed help getting to the locker room, according to Yahoo Sports' Marc Spears. Indiana announced Hibbert was questionable to return to the game.
In 32 games this season, Hibbert is averaging 11.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.8 blocks over 26.2 minutes, the two-time All-Star's lowest minutes average since 2009-10. Earlier this season, Hibbert missed four games due to a sprain on the same ankle.
Entering Wednesday's game at Golden State, the Pacers were 14-22 and in fourth place in the Central Division.
- Stanley Kay