Lakers Injury Update: Tarik Black Ruled Out Against Suns
Tarik Black Says Lakers ‘sacrifice For Each Other’ This Season
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

After four consecutive losses, the Los Angeles Lakers will attempt to bounce back on Friday playing host to the visiting Phoenix Suns at the Staples Center. Unfortunately, the team will continue to be shorthanded with numerous injuries including center Tarik Black who is dealing with an ankle sprain.

— Get 15% off everything in the Lakers Nation Store right now by using the promo code ‘Lakers’ —

Black went down with the ankle injury in the loss to the Utah Jazz last Sunday. The third-year center missed Wednesday’s game against his former team in the Houston Rockets and has already been ruled out for Friday’s matchup with the Suns, according to Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters:

Following a season in which he didn’t see much action under then-head coach Byron Scott, Black has earned a significant role in the team’s talented bench.

Luke Walton has utilized Black’s strengths this season making him a solid contributor to arguably one of the best second units in the NBA. Black’s presence off the bench has been and will continue to be missed.

As Winters pointed out, the Lakers will also be without Nick Young, Jose Calderon, and D’Angelo Russell for Friday’s game. Although the Suns are struggling at 6-16 coming into this game, Earl Watson’s team will look to exploit the void left by the injured players.

You May Also Like

Nick Young On His Future With Lakers At NBA Trade Deadline

Nick Young’s future with the Los Angeles Lakers has been up in the air going all the way back to the NBA trade deadline last year…

Jeremy Lin Will Miss Second Game, Ruled Out Against 76ers

Ten games remain for the Los Angeles Lakers this season. Wins have…

Lakers News And Rumors Recap: Kobe Bryant ‘Jealous’ Of Tim Duncan

Please enable Javascript to watch this video The Lakers are getting ready…

Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Says Lakers Need Pau Gasol To Win Titles

In his exit interview, Kobe Bryant reiterated his desire for Lakers management…