LaMelo Ball, a top player for the Charlotte Hornets, fractured

his right ankle during Monday night's victory over the Detroit Pistons

 the organisation said in a post-game statement.

Early in the third quarter, while dribbling the ball behind his back

Ball seemed to twist his ankle. He instantly collapsed in pain and had to be replaced

In 21 minutes, he finished with 18 points on 6 3-pointers, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists.