Lakers’ Brandon Bass ruled out for Thursday’s game vs. Toronto with left knee injury

The Lakers have ruled veteran forward Brandon Bass out for Thursday’s game against Toronto in Ontario after results from an MRI and CT scan show he has a bruise in his left knee.

The Lakers will evaluate his progress daily, making it currently uncertain if he will practice on Friday at the Lakers’ facility in El Segundo. Bass injured his knee in the Lakers’ preseason overtime loss to Utah on Tuesday in Honolulu. But Bass stood up on his own accord and did not leave the game. He finished with 12 points on 4-of-4 shooting, three rebounds, two steals and two turnovers off the bench. The Lakers signed Bass, a 10-year NBA veteran, to a two-year deal this past offseason.

Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell also had an injury in Tuesday’s loss to Utah, suffering a bruised glute after taking a fall early in the first quarter. Russell missed the rest of the game as well as Wednesday’s practice. But his status is not yet clear for Thursday’s game against Toronto.


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