Well, that didn’t take long for the Lakers to experience a major injury.
A season after having playing miss a combined 319 games, the Lakers open the 2014-15 season likely to have their most prolific reserve miss a significant chunk of time. Lakers forward Nick Young had an MRI on Friday that revealed a torn ligament in his right thumb, an injury his agent Mark Bartelstein believes will sideline him between six to eight weeks. Presuming Bartelstein’s assessment proves correct once Young has surgery on Monday, such an absence would keep Young off the court for the entire preseason and between 10-17 regular season games.
This all became a topic of discussion Friday night on Time Warner Cable’s Access SportsNet where host Kelli Tennant, analyst Dave Miller and I talked about Young’s absence and the impact it will have on the Lakers.