Metta World Peace has finger injury, Steve Nash turns ankle

Lakers forward Metta World Peace and Lakers guard Steve Nash both experienced injury scares during the team’s 99-92 preseason loss Sunday to the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center.

World Peace dislocated the middle finger of his right hand, while Nash turned his right ankle.

Fortunately for the Lakers, neither are expected to miss any games. But it provides a visual reminder that the Lakers’ star-studded albeit aging lineup have to closely monitor their health.

World Peace hurt his finger after swiping the ball away from Kings center DeMarcus Cousins as he drove the lane less than three minutes remaining in the game. World Peace played through the injury and got his finger taped afterwards.

Meanwhile, Nash collided with Sacramento guard Isiah Thomas late in the third quarter. He briefly exited the game to have Lakers trainer Gary Vitti tape his ankle. Nash returned shortly afterwards.

“It really hurt at first, but it’s just sore now,” Nash said. “I don’t think I’ll miss any games.”


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