Now, it seems, Wagner will undergo an MRI to make sure it isn’t anything too serious.
German coach Gordie Herbert said the injury looks like a slight sprain, via Jason Beede of the Orlando Sentinel.
“We’ll know more after an MRI,” Herbert said.
Wagner also grabbed six rebounds and passed for five assists before rolling the ankle and exiting under his own power with about 5 minutes left. Germany won easily, 81-63.
Wagner will turn 22 on Sunday, when Germany will have what’s expected to be a much tougher matchup vs. Australia. His status seems to be in doubt for that one — and perhaps moving forward in the tournament. But the injury doesn’t appear to be something that would impact his availability for the start of Orlando’s training camp in early October.
Wagner averaged 18.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 3.5 assists in 80 games last season.
Wagner finished with 10 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists in 26 minutes but exited the game with 4:55 remaining when he rolled his left ankle. He was able to walk to the bench on his own power but clearly something to monitor.
Germany's next game is Sunday morning vs. Australia.
— Jason Beede (@therealBeede) August 25, 2023