The Los Angeles Lakers will be shorthanded for their next game in their uphill climb to get back in the Western Conference playoff chase.

Forward Kyle Kuzma is out for Wednesday's home game against the Denver Nuggets (8 ET, ESPN) because of a right ankle sprain he suffered in Monday's loss to the LA Clippers.

Additionally, Kuzma will have an precautionary MRI to see if any further damage was done to the ankle.