Los Angeles Lakers center and former Michigan standout Moritz Wagner's Summer League session will be cut short.
Wagner bruised his left knee during Tuesday night’s Las Vegas Summer League game against the New York Knicks. An MRI exam Wednesday confirmed the extent of the injury and Wagner will sit out the rest of the games.
Wagner has averaged 10.3 points, eight rebounds and one assist per game. He injured his left leg on Tuesday night and then went to the locker room with trainer Marco Nunez and Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson. Although Wagner returned to the game after that, he did not finish it.
The Lakers will play at least two more games. They will play the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday. If they win, they’ll play in the tournament’s quarterfinals Sunday. If they lose, they’ll play a consolation game Friday.
The Lakers drafted Wagner with the 25th pick in the draft, which they acquired in the trade that sent Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. to the Cleveland Cavaliers.