INSTAGRAM: Nick Young Heads Into Surgery For Thumb Injury

Nick Young Interview

After suffering a thumb injury in practice last week while guarding Kobe Bryant, Nick Young could miss as much as two months following surgery. Losing Young could prove costly for the Los Angeles Lakers, but the sixth man remains in high spirits.

On Monday, Young headed into surgery and posted the following picture on Instagram:

Loading

#It's time #PrayForMe #ThisIsWhatHappenWhenYouGuardKobe #DefenseHurt

View on Instagram

With Young on the shelf for six to eight weeks, head coach Byron Scott will be without his best player off the bench to start the season. Kobe Bryant will likely have to shoulder the load offensively while Scott tries to figure out the rotation.

Kobe and rookie Jordan Clarkson will play some small forward with Young out the next two months. Clarkson will have an opportunity to make an impression early.

[divide]

Lakers Practice: Kobe Bryant Reacts To Nick Young’s Injury


Please enable Javascript to watch this video

You May Also Like

Being More Receptive To Change And Giving Short Sleeves A Shot

On Christmas Day of 2002 versus the Sacramento Kings, the Los Angeles…

Lakers Game Results: Playoff Hopes Alive After Win Over Hornets

On Tuesday night, the Lakers would host the lowly Hornets still without…

Kobe Bryant Hopes A Spurs Victory Pushes Lakers Organization

After the San Antonio Spurs defeated the defending champion Miami Heat in…

Lakers Rumors: Team Isn’t Likely To Hire Head Coach Before July

[new_royalslider id=”293″] With the NBA Draft just three days away, the Los…