Brandon Ingram out Friday vs. 76ers with ankle sprain
Brandon Ingram will miss at least Friday's showdown at the Philadelphia 76ers. Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Pelicans' Brandon Ingram out Friday vs. 76ers with ankle sprain

New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram will need more than a few days to recover from the left low-ankle sprain he suffered during Tuesday's win over the Golden State Warriors. 

On Wednesday, the Pelicans confirmed that Ingram will miss at least Friday's showdown at the Philadelphia 76ers due to the setback. The 23-year-old is considered day-to-day, and his status for Sunday's matchup at the Charlotte Hornets is unknown.

Per ESPN stats, Ingram is second on the Pelicans with 23.8 points and 4.9 assists per game, and he's third with a player efficiency rating of 19.21. He's also averaging 4.9 rebounds while shooting 46.6% from the field. 

New Orleans headed into Wednesday's NBA action two games behind the San Antonio Spurs in the race for 10th place in the Western Conference standings and the final berth in the play-in tournament. New Orleans will play five consecutive road contests before finishing the regular season by hosting the Los Angeles Lakers on May 16. 

The play-in tournament runs May 18-21.  

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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