"It looks like it's a right ankle sprain and we're just going to go from there and keep trying to get better. I just kind of landed on my foot; my body landed on my own foot. It felt kind of funny. You learn. I went in there looking for contact and a call instead of trying to make the shot. Usually when you look for contact you don't get the call. You learn from your mistakes and keep moving forward," River said.
Rivers, the 10th overall pick from this summer's draft, out of Duke, had X-rays on his ankle, which came back negative. He was scheduled to have an MRI on his ankle on Tuesday. This is the same ankle Rivers had surgery on in June to remove bone spurs. The ankle might not be healed or strong enough to return to full action, hence why Rivers sprained it.
"Even if there's a little bit of pain, I'll still try to play. So I think I'll be ready to go opening night. I just plan to keep working and have the medical staff do what they do best," said Rivers, the son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers.
Rivers was wearing a walking boot after the game. He has averaged 7.5 points in 6 preseason games.
"I don't think it's too serious. It's one of those everyday basketball ankle sprains. I'll be back," Rivers said.
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