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Austin Rivers sprains ankle

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Austin Rivers sprained his right ankle in a preseason game tonight against the Dallas Mavericks. (Scott Cunningham, Getty Images)

Austin Rivers

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.

according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune