Dec 13, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Los Angeles Lakers small forward Xavier Henry (7) dribbles the ball around Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Reggie Jackson (15) during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers’ guard Xavier Henry still a week away


When Los Angeles Lakers’ guard Xavier Henry went down with a bone bruise in late December, he was expected to miss seven to 10 days.

Over two weeks later, Henry is still out and according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles, Henry is still at least a week away from returning to action.

Henry returned to the practice court this weekend but it didn’t go well.

However, the fourth-year veteran experienced soreness after Sunday’s practice and downgraded his regimen back to non-weight-bearing workouts.

Henry is also dealing with an abnormality of the lateral meniscus in his right knee. Henry alluded to the abnormality when asked if he was feeling any pain after going through his practice session Sunday.

“Pain, no,” Henry said. “But there’s still some issues that only get better with time. So, I think I’m close to being back and I’m not sure how long [it will take], but it’s feeling better.”

Henry had been a pleasant surprise for the Lakers this season. Henry is averaging 10.1 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.1 steals per game.

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