Nick Young Injury: Updates on Lakers Star’s Ankle and Return

Nick Young is dealing with a sprained ankle after suffering the injury in practice on Jan. 26. He has not returned to the floor since, but is expected to play on Feb. 4 against the Bucks.

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Young to Play vs. Bucks Tuesday, Feb. 3 Nick Young will be back in action for the Los Angeles Lakers when the team plays the Milwaukee Bucks on Feb. 4 confirms the team:

Young Misses Multiple Games Sunday, Feb. 1 "Byron Scott said he may not play Nick Young (ankle) or Tarik Black (ankle) today, as he hasn't seen them practice. But both are available," announced Mike Trudell of ahead of Sunday's game against the New York Knicks.

Young did not play in the game and spoke on the decision with Arash Markazi of ESPN:

On Jan. 30, the Lakers provided a statement from Scott discussing Young's status during practice:

Young Suffers Sprained Ankle Monday, Jan. 26 Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times passed along the news and added a quote from Young:

To make matters worse, the high-scoring guard-forward suffered a right ankle sprain near the end of practice, which could put his status on Tuesday in jeopardy when the Lakers (12-33) host the Wizards (30-15).

'I'll just wait and see,' said Young, who acknowledged the ankle was throbbing.  'I'm a solider.'

He is currently averaging 14.1 points and 2.3 rebounds in 23.9 minutes per game this season.

Mike Trudell of noted just how important Young is to the offense:

Prior to the start of the 2014-15 NBA season, Young suffered a setback due to injury. The 29-year-old had to undergo surgery for a torn ligament in his right thumb before returning to the court.

Following that injury, first-year coach Byron Scott spoke about Young's significance, per Arash Markazi of ESPNLosAngele...

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