The Lakers released an injury update via press release on Tuesday that stated both Lonzo Ball and Brook Lopez were cleared to return to practice. However, since the Lakers did not actually practice on Tuesday and only have shootarounds on game days (like today), their availability vs. the Thunder was in question. At Wednesday’s shootaround, […]
Right before halftime of the Lakers loss to the Blazers, Lonzo Ball got tangled up with Portland big man Jusuf Nurkic and grabbed his left shoulder in obvious pain. Ball left the game immediately and headed straight to the locker room for further examination. Ball came back to play the rest of the game, so […]
In the 2nd quarter of the Lakers loss to the Warriors, Brook Lopez rolled his ankle severely and had to be helped off the court and back to the lockerroom. X-rays taken that night were negative, but an MRI revealed a sprained ankle. Lopez will be reevaluated in 3 weeks, so the Lakers will be […]
When Larry Nance broke his hand in early November, I thought he could be out up to 2 months. Even an aggressive timeline said it could be 4-6 weeks. Turns out, a little over 3 weeks later, he’s set to return to the Lakers lineup when the Lakers play the Clippers tonight.
The Lakers lost more than a game to the Blazers on Thursday night, they lost their starting power forward too. Larry Nance Jr. broke his hand when committing a foul on Portland big man Caleb Swannigan. Correction from the Lakers re: Larry Nance, Jr.: “X-rays were positive for fracture of the 2nd metacarpal – left […]
The Lakers season begins tomorrow, but their overall health and player availability has been a key storyline over the last couple of days. While Lonzo Ball made it known he would he would play, Julius Randle’s intercostal strain and Andrew Bogut’s groin issues have made their status unknown. That, though, is no longer true.
A tough string of Lakers injury news continued for Josh Hart Monday when he left practice with an Achilles strain. An MRI has been scheduled to determine the extent of the injury. This most recent injury comes on the heels of ankle and hamstring injuries that have followed him from Las Vegas Summer League to […]
While some might lament another Lakers preseason loss — this time to the Jazz — or rejoice in what has been the revelation that Kyle Kuzma is legit, the status of that pesky Lonzo Ball ankle injury has been lurking in the background. The prized rookie point guard missed his third consecutive preseason game Tuesday […]
While the result of the Lakers 2nd preseason game was a loss, the bigger news wasn’t the final score, but instead the health status of several players. At today’s media availability, Luke Walton provided everyone with Lakers injury updates not only from the game itself, but of players who’d been sitting out of practices recently.
Lakers Media Day was Tuesday and there were lots of good feelings being spread around with optimism abound (especially related to Brandon Ingram). But not all the news was great as we learned that Brook Lopez and Josh Hart will be limited to start camp, which opens on Wednesday.