Landry Shamet Sprains Ankle, Avoids Major Injury

2:05pm: Shamet has avoided a major injury, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who tweets that the guard has been diagnosed with a grade 2 high ankle sprain. A recovery timetable has yet to be determined.

8:44am: Clippers guard Landry Shamet left Monday’s win over Toronto early after turning his ankle and left the locker room on crutches, tweets Andrew Greif of The Los Angles Times. Shamet was diagnosed with a left ankle sprain and will undergo an MRI today to determine the extent of the injury, league sources tell Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link).

Shamet, 22, has been one of the Clippers’ most-used players so far this season, averaging 30.7 minutes per contest in his first nine games before his 10th game was cut short. The second-year guard has also been one of the Clippers’ best outside shooters in the early going, knocking down 36.2% of 5.8 three-point attempts per game.

While losing Shamet would leave the Clippers with a hole in their rotation, there’s some good news on the injury front for the team, as Paul George is reportedly on the verge of returning.

George appears to be on track to make his Clippers debut on Wednesday in Houston or on Thursday in New Orleans and could eat up many of Shamet’s minutes if the youngster is forced to miss time. Backup swingman Rodney McGruder is among the other candidates for a boost in playing time.

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