Medical news

There were several updates on the medical front following today’s practice. Nothing earth-shattering, but they involved three guards, including Kobe Bryant. Otherwise it was a pretty quiet day around the Lakers’ training facility.

Bryant said his injured right ring finger was much improved after Monday’s practice. It had pained him in recent games and practices after he dislocated it in the opening minutes of the Lakers’ victory Jan. 19 over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Jordan Farmar had an ice pack on his surgically-repaired left knee after practice, but was otherwise unharmed after scoring 14 points in 17 minutes in his return to the active roster Sunday. There was no swelling or pain, he said. He had surgery Dec. 24.

Backup shooting guard Sasha Vujacic suffered a mild sprain of his left ankle during practice, but is expected to play Tuesday night against Charlotte. He missed two games two weeks ago because of back spasms, but has returned to form.

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