Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns center, has been playing the best basketball of his career; however, he had to sit out against Lakers on Monday night. He might have to wait a bit more to return to the court.
Ayton had to sit out of Monday night’s late matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers because of left ankle soreness, according to head coach Monty Williams.
After Saturday’s loss to Denver Nuggets, Williams said that Ayton had tweaked his ankle and was working his way through it.
In the match against Nuggets, Ayton played 42 minutes and had reached the 40-minute mark in four of his last eight games.
This is the second time Ayton had to miss a game this season due to ankle injury. In December, the 21-year-old sprained his ankle and eventually had to miss the next five games.
Ayton, which found some form this season, has been going through a bad phase due to his ankle injury.
The Bahamian professional basketball player is averaging 20.7 points, 12.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.6 blocks per game in 34.3 minutes a night.
The Suns have lost five of their last six matches against the Lakers. They will return home on Wednesday to play against the Golden State Warriors in their final game.