Moe Wagner exits Wizards-Lakers with twisted ankle

Mike DePrisco

As the Lakers' blowout of the Wizards crawled to a close Friday night, Moe Wagner suffered a lower leg injury that forced him to immediately head to the locker room. 

After the game, Scott Brooks told reported Wagner had a twisted ankle, though he did not know how serious an injury it was yet. 

Wagner has been a pleasant surprise for the Wizards this season. After he was acquired from the Lakers for basically nothing, he's averaging 12.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game on 64 percent shooting from the floor and 47.5 percent from three. 

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If he misses extended time with this injury, the Brooks may be forced to go with some smaller lineups given Thomas Bryant would be the only healthy center left. Ian Mahinmi hasn't played yet this season as he recovers from an Achilles strain. 

Bryant would figure to remain the starter, but after that, Davis Bertans and Rui Hachimura may have to play up a position from time to time. 

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.

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