Indiana Pacers small forward Sam Young sprained his left ankle during the third quarter of last night’s Game 2 win over the Miami Heat, according to Krissy Myers of the Pacers’ Media Relations.
Sam Young has a sprained left ankle and is questionable to return
— Krissy Myers (@PacersKrissy) May 25, 2013
The injury wasn’t enough to definitely rule Young out for the remainder of the game, but Ken Berger of CBS Sports noted that he “really turned” the ankle “badly.” He suffered the injury when he stepped on the padding at the foot of the basket stanchion.
Sam Young really turned his left ankle badly before that whistle, stepping on the padding at the foot of the basket stanchion.
— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) May 25, 2013
Young has been a role player throughout the season, and his role has become even more limited during the playoffs. In 10 games, he’s averaged 1.3 points and 1.7 rebounds per game while only hitting 25 percent of his shots from the field.