It seems like the Lakers’ injury woes continued to get worse as Jeremy Lin suffered a sprained left ankle during practice and will be re-evaluated for tomorrow’s game against Golden State.
Lakers coach Byron Scott said Lin suffered the injury during 5-on-5 workouts after being stepped on by Robert Sacre. He was able to walk off the court on his own power but was in pain.
“It depends on how he feels because he’s still trying to get acclimated to what we’re doing as well,” Scott said, “Obviously the more he can play and the more he’s out there the better for him. But if it is tender, we’ll probably sit him down.”
Lin’s injury comes on the heels of Jordan Clarkson suffering a strained left calf muscle in Thursday’s game. Steve Nash’ status for tomorrow’s game is also questionable as he participated in practice but skipped parts of the final scrimmage due to treatment.
Scott said that both Nash, who rested Thursday, and Kobe Bryant felt good but was not sure if either would play tomorrow. Given the team’s injuries in the backcourt, it would not be a surprise if either suited up.
The good news was that Xavier Henry returned to practice for the first time after being out with back spasms. Also Nick Young returned for the first time since tearing the radial collateral ligament in his right thumb.
– Evan Barnes