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Injury update: Jordan Bell diagnosed with a sprained ankle

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The official report is surprisingly optimistic given the rookie’s fall.

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Golden State Warriors Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

In case you missed it, Jordan Bell suffered a very scary fall on the first possession of Wednesday’s game agains the Chicago Bulls. The Golden State Warriors exciting rookie came down awkwardly while trying to block a Robin Lopez dunk, and needed a wheelchair to get off the court.

While it looked like it had the potential to be a very serious injury (possibly a season-ending one), it turned out to be much better. Bell was quickly diagnosed with a sprained left ankle.

A sprained ankle can be quite serious, as Stephen Curry has unfortunately shown. But still, it’s great news given just how bad the injury initially looked.

Bell’s MRI will take place on Thursday, and hopefully we’ll get news about the results. As soon as there’s any more information about the severity of the ankle, or when he’ll return, we’ll let you know.

Regardless, it’s likely that the Warriors will slow-play it with Bell. No need to rush things.