Xavier Henry expected to be fully healthy by training camp

The Lakers expect Xavier Henry will fully recover by the beginning of training camp after he had surgeries on Friday to repair both a torn ligament in his left wrist and cartilage abnormality in his right knee.

Dr. Steve Shine performed Henry’s wrist surgery, while Dr. Steve Lombardo completed his knee surgery. Both doctors are at Kerlan-Kobe Orthopaedic Clinic.

Henry became a pleasant surprise for the Lakers, morphing from a training camp invitee toward a solid wing player boasting plenty of athleticism. Henry averaged a career-high 10 points in 21.1 minutes, though his injuries limited him to 43 games.

Henry will become a free agent in July, and has expressed interesting in re-signing with the Lakers. He made just under $1 million after having three uneventful seasons in Memphis and New Orleans after being selected 12th overall in the 2010 NBA draft.


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