The Los Angeles Lakers just can’t catch a break. Or maybe they’re catching too many.
A night after they defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers with only four eligible players, the Lakers learned they will be without high scorer Nick Young who suffered a ‘on-displaced fracture of the patella and a bone bruise’.
In other words, he has a broken leg – just not in the severe sense.
It’s expected that Young will miss two weeks at minimum though it could be a longer absence if things don’t heal properly.
MRI result: Nick Young suffered a non-displaced fracture of the patella and a bone bruise in his left knee. He's out a minimum of 2 weeks.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) February 6, 2014
Young, who had been relatively healthy is just one of the many Lakers who’ve dealt with injury this season as not a single player on the team has played in every game this year.
The former USC Trojan has been one of the few bright spots for the Lakers in an abnormally down year.
It’s likely Kendall Marshall will slide back in to the Lakers rotation as they attempt to form some type of presentable lineup given the recent rash of injuries.