The injury bug just won’t leave the Los Angeles Lakers alone. Ever since Steve Nash broke his leg after running into Damian Lillard in the second game of the 2012-13 season, the Lakers have constantly been hit with injuries.
Even though the Lakers are an extremely young team, they just can’t seem to stay healthy. D’Angelo Russell has missed the past two weeks. Nick Young is out for the next two to four weeks with a strained calf. Jose Calderon is out for two to four weeks with a hamstring strain. And Tarik Black left the Laker’s loss to the Jazz with a sprained ankle.
The Lakers may be getting good news though, as Russell is expected to meet with team doctors later today. Russell was initially projected to miss about two weeks. Wednesday would be that two-week mark, and the Lakers desperately need his playmaking ability back.
Lakers Nation News
ESPN to air 30 for 30 on NBA’s storied Celtics-Lakers rivalry – Sports Illustrated
Lakers summon rookie center Ivica Zubac from Development League – LA Times
Calderon out as Lakers’ guard woes continue – LA Times
Monday’s Lakers News: Add Calderon to injury list – ESPN
Lakers Return Home Monday – NBC News
Lakers’ Metta World Peace tells teammates ‘not to be entitled’ – OC Register
NBA rumors: Latest news on injuries, contracts, more – Sports Illustrated
Magic Johnson to rejoin ESPN as NBA analyst – ESPN
NBA Power Rankings: As Cavaliers slide, Warriors claim the throne – ESPN
Draymond Green is kickin’ mad about NBA penalties for his ‘unnatural’ play – Yahoo! Sports
NBA Trade Rumors: Celtics seeking big man; Mavs’ Andrew Bogut likely a target – CBS Sports