Nick Young the latest Laker to suffer an injury as games without lasting side effects become rare

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Young had remained one of the few bright spots for the Lakers, averaging 15.2 points in 28.4 minutes. PHILADELPHIA – What could be more bizarre than the Lakers squeaking out a 119-108 win Wednesday over the Cleveland Cavaliers with only five players eligible to play?Well, there’s one thing.The Lakers can’t seem to ever play a game where a player doesn’t suffer an injury. An MRI taken on Thursday showed that Lakers forward Nick Young has a non-displaced fracture and bone bruise in his left knee, keeping him sidelined for at least the next two weeks. To offset their depleting roster, the Lakers re-signed Shawne Williams to a 10-day contract after averaging 5.4 points on 37.7 percent shooting and 4.5 rebounds for the Lakers in 32 games before being waived. Williams also averaged 19.5 points on 49.1 percent shooting and 5.8 rebounds in four games with the D-Fenders, the Lakers’ Development League affiliate. Williams will be available to play when the Lakers (17-32) visit the Philadelphia 76ers (15-35) tonight at Wells Fargo Center. Young will travel with the team to Los Angeles on Saturday. last_img

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