Austin Rivers sprained his right ankle in a preseason game tonight against the Dallas Mavericks. (Scott Cunningham, Getty Images)
The New Orleans Hornets' injury problems just got a little more serious. Highly-touted rookie point guard Austin Rivers fell to the floor while scrambling for a loose ball in tonight's preseason game against the Dallas Mavericks. Rivers left the court in a lot of pain, according to multiple media members at the game, and did not return to the court.