The Los Angeles Lakers were able to snap a seven-game losing streak on Sunday with an impressive win over the arch rival Boston Celtics. Unfortunately, the win may have come with at a cost of potentially losing Nick Young to a knee injury.
According to the Lakers Twitter account, Young’s was sent to put an MRI on his left knee:
Nick Young's knee swelled up a little this morning, he was sent to get an MRI. Sacre is also dealing w/ an foot issue. Update later today.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) February 23, 2015
Young has struggled all year long in his second season with the Lakers, but had a solid performance in the win over the Celtics. Young finished with 19 points on 5-of-9 shooting helping lead the team to victory in overtime.
Although the swelling in Young’s knee is concerning for obvious reasons, Lakers trainer Gary Vitti isn’t overly concerned, according to Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters:
Scott said Gary Vitti didn't seem too overly concerned about Nick Young (swollen knee) or Sacre (foot) injuries, but we'll see after MRIs.
— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) February 23, 2015
The Lakers will head on the road on Wednesday to face the Utah Jazz before returning for Friday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Young’s status for this week remains up in the air with the team waiting for the results of the MRI on his left knee.[divide]