DeRozan injures ankle

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:17 AM ET

DeMar DeRozan limped out of practice Tuesday morning needing the support of trainer Scott McCullough.

Already dealing with a sprained left ankle that he incurred in Sunday’s win over the Los Angeles Lakers, DeRozan came down on a teammate's foot during practice and sprained the right one.

DeRozan left practice Tuesday with about an hour left in the workout and did not return.

He sat out most of Monday's practice as well to allow the left ankle sprain some time to heal.

Head coach Jay Triano tried to look on the bright side.

"I just told him 'DeMar, you have to look at things positively,'" Triano said.

"If you're going to have two ankle sprains you might as well have them at the same time. Get them out of the way," Triano said.

DeRozan has been steadily improving this season.

He has started all 45 games for the Raps this year and is averaging 21 minutes a night with 8.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and .7 assists a game.

If, as expected DeRozan is unable to go Wednesday against the Miami Heat, Triano has a number of options at his disposal.

Any one of Marco Belinelli, Sonny Weems or Antoine Wright could start in the gifted rookie's place.

Triano could also start both of his point guards -- Jose Calderon and Jarrett Jack -- at the same time which would necessitate Marcus Banks dressing and taking those minutes at the back-up point guard position.


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