New York Knicks rookie guard RJ Barrett will miss at least one week after spraining his right ankle in Thursday's loss to the Phoenix Suns, the team said Friday.
The Knicks said X-rays were negative and Barrett will be re-evaluated late next week.
Barrett suffered the injury in the third quarter, when he landed awkwardly on his right foot. He stayed in the game to shoot free throws before limping off the court. He was on crutches after the game.
"It hurts. I never really been hurt before," Barrett told reporters Thursday. "I don't remember the last time I missed a game. But we play so many games, it was bound to happen."
Barrett, the third overall selection in the 2019 draft, is averaging 14.1 points and 5.2 rebounds in 41 games.
--Field Level Media