Daniels suffered the injury in the second quarter on Tuesday in a loss to the Denver Nuggets. He appeared to step on the foot of a defender after a layup attempt. He immediately hit the ground in pain and eventually needed assistance back to the locker room.
The eighth pick would later leave the arena in a walking boot and crutches. He was ruled out of playing on Wednesday against the Minnesota Timberwolves and will not be available in the immediate future, according to Andrew Lopez of ESPN.
Dyson Daniels will be “out for a little bit of time” according to Willie Green with his right ankle sprain.
— Andrew Lopez (@_Andrew_Lopez) January 25, 2023
Daniels has emerged as a key player this season with the Pelicans. He is averaging 4.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists on 44.5% shooting from the field in 39 games. He recently started six games and averaged 6.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.3 steals in that span.