Lakers rookie Sun Yue has been diagnosed with mononucleosis and will be out indefinitely. Yue, who arrived from China on Sunday, was taken to the emergency room of a local hospital on Wednesday night.
Earlier in the day, Yue was introduced at a press conference at the team’s El Segundo facility. Yue was the team’s second-round draft pick in the 2007 NBA Draft.
The Lakers open training camp Tuesday morning.
Elliott just had a chance to speak with Lakers spokesman John Black and Sun Yue’s agent Charles Bonsignore.
Black said that Sun Yue is currently at his apartment, resting and that the major concern right now is reducing his fever. He’ll be examined by the Lakers medical staff on Monday and an update on his condition will be given then.
Bonsignore said that, “Its been a long summer for him, traveling around. He’s basically just got to rest. It could be a week, two weeks or three weeks. He just needs to rest.”