Lakers’ Nick Young to resume running on Friday

Nick Young’s public mood has not soured since having surgery this week on his torn ligament in his right thumb, an injury the Lakers expect will keep him sidelined for the two months. But perhaps Young’s mood will change on Friday when the Lakers will clear him to resume running drills.

“I think he’s hiding,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said. “I’ll get him tomorrow.”

Three days lapsed between Young injured his thumb last Thursday to when he had surgery on Monday, prompting Scott to include Young in defensive and conditioning drills since they did not involve him using his right hand.

Scott reported the Lakers’ training staff telling him Young could begin practicing in about five weeks while wearing a device to protect his thumb.

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