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Larry Nance Jr. will undergo an MRI tomorrow on his injured left knee, according to Mike Bresnahan of Spectrum SportsNet:
X-rays were negative on Larry Nance Jr.'s left knee. He will have an MRI exam tomorrow in Miami.
— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) December 21, 2016
The injury woes for the Los Angeles Lakers continue. Second-year forward Larry Nance Jr. may be the latest victim with the 23-year-old suffering an apparent knee injury in the third quarter against the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday night.
Nance went after a loose ball in the third quarter and came up knowing he had hurt himself, via Lakers reporter Mike Trudell:
Nance, Jr. was sprinting in transition for a loose ball, and came up unable to put weight on his left leg.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) December 21, 2016
Nance is no stranger to knee injuries with the Wyoming product tearing the ACL in his right knee during his junior year with the Cowboys. There’s no telling how serious the injury is yet, but it appeared to be non-contact which is never a good thing.
As a result of the injury sustained on the court in the second half, Nance has been ruled out of the rest of the game against the Hornets, according to Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News:
Larry Nance Jr has a left knee injury and won't return. Lakers will have more information after the game.
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) December 21, 2016
After cruising to a 19-point lead, the Hornets were able to get back into the game in the third quarter and retake the lead. Following Nance’s injury, the Lakers were able to bounce back, but Charlotte continues to battle.