LOS ANGELES — Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell will be sidelined for one to two weeks with a mildly sprained right knee and a strained right calf.
The Lakers announced the diagnosis on Saturday night after their point guard had an MRI exam. He will be re-evaluated in one week.
Russell was hurt on the second possession of the Lakers’ victory over Indiana on Friday. His leg slipped while making a cut around teammate Julius Randle’s screen, and he nearly did the splits while falling.
Russell is averaging 14.3 points, 4.4 assists and 3.7 rebounds during the second NBA season for the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 draft. A sore left knee kept him out for 12 games earlier in the season.
The Lakers open a road trip at Dallas on Sunday.