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Lakers F Nick Young injures ankle in practice

Los Angeles Lakers forward Nick Young appeared to injure his ankle in practice on Monday.
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Los Angeles Lakers forward Nick Young appeared to injure his ankle during a portion of Monday's practice open to the media.

The injury is a "moderate" sprained right ankle, according to Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News. Young is listed as questionable for Tuesday's home game against the Washington Wizards.

Young played only eight minutes in Sunday's 99-87 home loss to the Houston Rockets. Afterward, Lakers coach Byron Scott said, "It looked to me that he didn't want to be here," according to Baxter Holmes of ESPN.

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In 35 games this season, Young is averaging 14.1 points per game and shooting 37.3 percent from the field. His scoring average is nearly four points below last season's average, and his shooting percentage is down from 43.5 last year, which was his best since the 2010-11 season.

The Lakers also said on Monday that Kobe Bryantwill undergo surgery to repair his torn rotator cuff on Wednesday.

Young addressed Bryant's loss after practice. 

Mike Fiammetta