Lakers' Brandon Ingram leaves early with sore right knee

Brandon Ingram, the second pick in the draft, missed the second half of the Lakers’ game in Salt Lake City on Friday with what L.A. said was a sore right knee.

There was no immediate word whether the injury would sideline him beyond a portion of the 96-89 loss to the Jazz. The Lakers next play Sunday at Oklahoma City.

According to Mark Medina of the Southern California News Group:

Ingram first asked out of the game with 3:49 left in the first quarter after spending less than a minute on the court. He told team doctors he felt a twinge in his knee, but he was cleared to return to the game a short while later. He re-entered the game with 9:15 left in the second quarter wearing a protective sleeve on his knee. Ingram was on the court until the 5:56 mark.”

Ingram, a reserve forward, played four minutes against the Jazz after logging 24 minutes in the opener against the Rockets.